NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) _ A marathon runner on Kenya's Olympic team was shot in the neck by carjackers, and his pregnant wife and 4-year-old daughter reportedly were taken hostage and then released.

The condition of Ondoro Osoro was not immediately clear, but he told reporters from his hospital bed Monday that he still hopes to run in the Olympics.

Osoro was shot Sunday night in Nakuru in central Kenya, police chief Andrew Kimeto said Tuesday. Police have not recovered the car and no arrests have been made.

The East African Standard said Osoro was shot after he refused to hand over the keys to his Toyota Land Cruiser to three armed carjackers.

His wife and daughter, held hostage and later abandoned by the carjackers, were also admitted to hospital for observation, the newspaper said.

It could not be immediately confirmed if the Kenya Amateur Athletics Association will keep Osoro on the 38-member team for the Sydney Games in September.

Osoro, Eric Wainaina and Kennedy Cheruiyot were placed on the marathon team July 22 after the Olympic trials.

They replaced Boston Marathon champion Elijah Lagat, Moses Tanui and Japheth Kosgei. KAAA secretary-general David Okeyo said the three had not been training seriously for the Olympics.

Tanui, a two-time Boston Marathon champion, denied the accusation and said the three were removed because they criticized the track group.