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Steve Fonyo stabbed and in serious condition in possible home invasion in Surrey

WATCH: 49-year-old Steve Fonyo is in hospital in serious condition after being stabbed in a home invasion. As Jeremy Hunka reports, police are calling it a targeted attack.

Steve Fonyo, the man who lost his leg to cancer at 12 and later ran a cross-Canada marathon, was stabbed in his Surrey home early this morning.

According to RCMP, after arriving at the home in the 11000-block of 136th Street they found the 49-year-old suffering from an apparent stabbing injury.

Fonyo was taken to a local hospital and is said to be in serious condition.

Jag Sidhu, who owns a house that has been surrounded by police tape, confirmed Fonyo lives in the home. Sidhu said Fonyo has been behind on the rent and the house’s electricity was recently cut off.

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Sidhu didn’t know any details about the assault.

Fonyo ran across Canada in 1985 to raise money for cancer research and was a one-time member of the Order of Canada; which has since been stripped. The runner has had a number of run-ins with the law – collecting a string of convictions for assault and theft.

The latest incident happened in Surrey in 2012.

The RCMP’s early investigation indicates this incident may have been a home invasion involving three suspects who came into the home and assaulted the victim.

Although the investigation is in the early stages, police said the initial indications are that this incident was targeted.

Fonyo’s girlfriend Lisa Herbert says they’re now facing eviction, and don’t know what their next step will be.

WATCH: Fonyo’s girlfriend is now speaking out about the home invasion that’s left Fonyo critically injured. Julia Foy has more.

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