Missing Italian runner, a recovering addict, found after NY marathon

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NEW YORK — A recovering heroin addict from Italy who had been missing since finishing Sunday's New York City Marathon has been found.

Police say an off-duty officer noticed Gianclaudio Marengo on a No. 2 subway train in midtown Manhattan Tuesday morning. They say Marengo was still wearing his racing attire, including a turquoise shirt and black shorts.

The 30-year-old Marengo had last been seen in Central Park about 39 hours earlier. He had arrived with a group of runners from Italy who later reported him missing.

Police said the group told them he was mentally disabled. But San Patrignano drug rehabilitation center spokesman Matteo Diotalevi  says Marengo has no mental health issues.

He says Patrignano is a fragile person who discovered a passion for running after years of drug dependency.