Steve Fonyo recovering

Former marathon runner Steve Fonyo continues to recover from a vicious home invasion earlier this year.

The 49-year-old was stabbed in the back at his Surrey home in February, in what police believe was a targeted attack. It left him in a medically induced coma for weeks, but now able to walk and talk again, Fonyo says he’ll make a full recovery.

“Oh yeah, for sure. No doubt about it,” he told CTV.

The former Vernon resident who once ran across Canada in the 1980s to raise money for cancer research, suffered a collapsed lung and a serious head injury in the attack.

Surrey RCMP said Mounties have managed to make progress in their investigation, and are closing in on the people they believe are responsible.

“Thankfully, witnesses and physical evidence were able to provide a lot of pieces to this puzzle,” Cpl. Bert Paquet said.

They expect at least two people will be charged, and possibly a third.

Fonyo will be leaving Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster next week to begin rehabilitation in Kelowna.

– with files from CTV Vancouver


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