A Marathon Effort Ends with a Fall
SCOTT SIMON, host:
This week, Robert Cheruiyot was about to cross the finish line first in the Chicago Marathon when his feet went out from under him. Whoops.
The Kenyan runner fell down and smacked his head on the pavement. He bled and suffered a mild concussion. Mr. Cheruiyot reportedly looked up from the pavement and asked his coach, did I win? Yes! It turns out that when he fell, Mr. Cheruiyot managed to slide forward across the finish line first, concussion and all. Boy, did he come to play.
Mr. Cheruiyot was taken off the course in a golf cart, but he's expected to make a full recovery. His doctors recommend that he not run for three months.