Missing London marathon runner urged to return home

Mamie Konneh Lahun, 24, disappeared after the London marathon on Sunday. Credit: Met Police

Friends and colleagues of a London marathon runner, who disappeared after last Sunday's race, have urged her to return home.

Sierra Leonean runner Mamie Konneh Lahun vanished after crossing the finish line.

Speaking to The Observer, Sierra Leone's top male runner Idrissa Kargbo said: "I don't know if she will come or not. If she comes, it's good for her career. If she doesn't, her career is over. She will have to forget about running."

The 24-year-old was the 20th woman to finish, beating her personal best and setting a new national record.

Since the race it has emerged that Lahun deliberately ran away but is safe and well, although her whereabouts are not known.