An Italian man who went missing after finishing the New York Marathon has been found alive - and still in his running gear.
Gianclaudio P. Marengo spent two nights sleeping rough, surviving on pizza, before he was eventually found.
He was finally spotted on the subway - still wearing his running gear - by off-duty NYPD officer Man Yam.
Marengo was separated from his group after crossing the finish line in Central Park and, unable to speak any English, he was stranded.
He travelled to John F. Kennedy International Airport to wait for his fellow runners, but was removed after security assumed he was homeless.
Officer Yam told the New York Times he recognised the missing runner immediately.
Morengo was hospitalised for minor dehydration after his his short stint out on the streets, but has now recovered and is due to fly back to Milan after being reunited with his group of friends.