Chicago Marathon Winner Recovering

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Chicago Marathon winner Robert Cheruiyot remains hospitalized Monday but is expected to make a full recovery.

The Kenyan slipped as he was crossing the finish line in Sunday's race and banged his head on the pavement.

Cheruiyot is being treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where doctors say he's undergone some CAT scans for the head injury.

A neurosurgeon says the runner's condition is improving and he could be released Tuesday. He adds that he'd advise Cheruiyot to avoid competitive running for one to three months.

The runner's manager says that won't hurt Cheruiyot because he didn't plan to race again until December anyway.

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