Missing marathoner found safe

- Police say a mentally disabled Italian man who had been missing since finishing Sunday's New York City Marathon has been found.

They say an off-duty officer on his way to work 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. They've since returned home.

Police say he appears to be in good condition and was being evaluated at a precinct station house. He had been staying in a Queens hotel.

He was last seen finishing the marathon in Central Park at about 3 p.m. on November 1. Police said he was staying at the Sleep Inn Hotel at 38-71 13 Street in Long Island City.

Marengo speaks only Italian.

With the Associated Press

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