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Sierra Leone runner remains missing after marathon

An elite runner from Sierra Leone who disappeared after finishing the women's race at the London Marathon in 20th place remains missing.

Mami Konneh Lahun, 24, from Sierra Leone, has been missing since Sunday. Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Scotland Yard launched an appeal to find 24-year-old Mami Konneh Lahun, when she did not return to her temporary accommodation in Greenwich, where she had been staying since arriving in the UK on April 7.

Police said earlier that she had been found in Greenwich, but later reissued an appeal.

They said she was due to fly home yesterday. The runner has no known links to the UK and was not in possession of a mobile phone.

Donations top £24k in name of marathon runner

More than £23,000 has been donated to the National Osteoporosis Society in the name of Rob Berry, who died after completing this year's London Marathon.

Rob Berry died after completing this year's London Marathon. Credit: Rob Berry/JustGiving

The 42-year-old collapsed and later died after crossing the finish line at Sunday's race.

Donations on Mr Berry's JustGiving page have now reached more than £23,000. On the page Mr Berry explained he was running the marathon to raise money for the National Osteoporosis Society - a charity which has supported his mother, who was diagnosed with the condition at the age of 52.


Rob and Claire 'two of life's most amazing people'

The sister of a London Marathon runner who collapsed a mile from the marathon finish line in 2012, has paid tribute to Robert Berry. Penny Squires, the sister of Claire Squires, who died from cardiac failure wrote: "Bless you Rob. A hero.

Claire Squires collapsed near the finish of the London Marathon Credit:

"My amazing sister Claire died running the 2012 London Marathon. My thoughts are with your family. Here's to you Rob & Claire, two of life's most amazing people. Taken too soon xxx," she said on his JustGiving page.

Almost £1,000,000 has since been raised by donations to Claire's Just Giving page.

Marathon runners pay tribute to Berry who raised £10k

Fellow London Marathon runners have paid their condolences to Robert Berry, who died after completing the run. His JustGiving page has already received more than £10,000 of donations.

My heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of Rob Berry.. RIP.. From a fellow Marathon runner.

– Anonymous

I am honoured to have run in the same marathon as you. My thoughts go to your friends and family. RIP Rob.

– Anonymous

My sympathy to Rob's family at what must be very sad time. I ran yesterday and had a joyous experience, which makes hearing what happened to Rob even more of a shock.

Osteoporosis charity 'saddened' by runner's death

The National Osteoporosis Society has paid tribute to one of its runners Robert Berry, who died after completing the London Marathon. Claire Severgnini, the CEO of the charity said her "deepest sympathies" were with his family "at this tragic time":

It is with great sadness that the National Osteoporosis Society has learnt of the death of Robert Berry, one of our runners in this weekend's London Marathon.

The charity would like to express its heartfelt condolences to Mr Berry's family and friends. Our immediate concerns are for Mr Berry's family.

– National Osteoporosis Society

Tributes pour in for Berry after London Marathon death

Donations continue to pour in for Robert Berry, who died after completing the London Marathon yesterday. Tributes were paid to the 42-year-old on his JustGiving page, who has raised over £2,200 for the National Osteoporosis Society.

In memory of Mr Berry (RIP). You gave your life trying to do good for others.

– Anonymous

I didn't know you but am so sad you gave your life doing such a wonderful thing. God bless you.

– Anonymous

God bless you Rob. Your family must be so proud of you, raising money to help your Mum and others. So sorry it had to end in this way. R.I.P.

– Mark Jameson


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Police claim London Marathon runner is still missing

Mami Konneh Lahun is still missing despite earlier claims. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police have issued a correction after it emerged an athlete from Sierra Leone is still missing.

Officers earlier said Mami Konneh Lahun had been found but it appears the runner is still missing.

The 24-year-old has not been seen since finishing this weekend's London Marathon and was due to fly home today.

Police apologised for creating the confusion.

Berry ran marathon in support of Osteoporosis charity

A man who died after completing the London Marathon yesterday was raising money for the National Osteoporosis Society, according to his JustGiving page.

Robert Berry said on his donation page that the charity had supported his mother, who was diagnosed with Osteoporosis at the age of 52.

The 42-year-old collapsed after the finish line and was given immediate medical attention, the organisers said.

So far, £2,152.65 has been raised for the charity.

Man who died after completing marathon named

A 42-year-old man who died after completing the London Marathon yesterday has been named as Robert Berry, organisers confirmed.

Robert Berry. Credit: Rob Berry/ Just Giving

A statement from Virgin Money London Marathon reads: "It is with regret that we can now confirm that Mr Robert Berry, aged 42, collapsed at the finish of the London Marathon.

"He was immediately taken to one of our medical facilities where he was treated by four consultants, including one in emergency medicine. He was transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

"The organisers of the Virgin Money London Marathon would like to continue to express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr Berry and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with them all at this difficult time".

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