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NYPD: Italian man missing after NYC Marathon

NEW YORK -- An Italian man who traveled to New York to compete in Sunday's NYC Marathon has gone missing, according to police.

Gianclaudio Marengo was last seen at approximately 3 p.m. Sunday at the marathon finish line in Central Park, police said.

Marengo, a recovering drug addict, was in New York to run the marathon with residents of San Patrignano - a famous European addiction rehabilitation center, CBS New York reports.

Marengo, 30, is described as around 5'8″ and approximately 150 lbs. He was last seen wearing a turquoise shirt, black shorts and an official NYC Marathon Racing Bib with the number #23781, according to police.

Before the race, Marengo was quoted by Italian media as saying he took up running to lose weight and change his lifestyle.

Marengo is recovering from a heroin addicion.

Marengo finished the 26.2-mile marathon in four hours and forty-four minutes, according to the NYC Marathon website.

He never showed up to meet his group at their hotel in Long Island City.

Police said Marengo only speaks Italian.

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