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Missing Marathon Runner, Mentally Disabled Italian Man, Found Safe

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By    |   Tuesday, 03 Nov 2015 12:24 PM

A missing New York City Marathon runner was found safe after the mentally disabled Italian man vanished after crossing the finish line at Sunday's race. 

Gianclaudio P. Marengo, a 30-year-old Italian national, was found at a No. 2 subway station in midtown Tuesday still wearing his running clothes from the race two days earlier, authorities told NBC New York. The runner reportedly traveled to the U.S. with a group of other Italian marathoners.

Police said Marengo, who only speaks Italian, crossed the finish line around 3 p.m. Sunday inside Central Park. He was one of the estimated 50,000 participants in the annual race.

Marengo's running team reporting him missing to the Italian consulate, according to the New York Daily News. The consulate then contacted the New York Police Department for help in locating him.

He and his group had been staying at the Sleep Inn Hotel on 13th Street in Long Island City, Queens, before the race. CBS New York said that Marengo never showed up to meet his group at the hotel after he finished the marathon.

A recovering drug addict, the man is reportedly a resident of San Patrignano, a well-known European addiction rehabilitation center. Marengo said he picked up running to lose weight and change his lifestyle, according to an Italian media source.

He was timed at four hours, 44 minutes in the 26.2-mile course through New York City.

Before Marengo was found Tuesday morning, social media helped spread the word about finding him.






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