NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 12:12 AM
An Italian runner with a mental disability disappeared moments after crossing the finish line at the New York City Marathon, police said Monday.
Gianclaudio Marengo, 30, had come to the city with a group of runners and finished the grueling 26-mile race before collecting his belongings and vanishing from Central Park around 3 p.m. on Sunday.
The 5-foot-8, 150-pound Marengo, who only speaks Italian, was last seen wearing a turquoise shirt, black shorts, and a Marathon racing bib with the number 23781 on it, cops said. The bib has a GPS tracker on it, but it doesn’t work off the course.
Members of Marengo’s running team first reporting him missing to the Italian consulate, which alerted the NYPD.
The missing man had been staying at the Sleep Inn Hotel on 13th St. in Long Island City, Queens.
Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls are confidential.