Mami Konneh Lahun (pictured), a runner from Sierra Leone, has gone missing after competing in the London Marathon. Although Metropolitan Police tweeted on Monday that Konneh Lahun had returned to her Greenwich accommodations, the authorities later retracted their statement.
Konneh Lahun, 24, obtained a six-month sportsperson visit visa on April 7th, when she arrived in London to compete in the marathon. She is said to be Sierra Leone’s fastest marathon runner, and she finished 20th in the field at the London Marathon.
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Red flags were raised, though, when Konneh Lahun missed her flight home on Monday. Scotland Yard issued a statement saying that the runner had been missing since Sunday evening. According to reports, Konneh Lahun is not connected to the U.K. nor does she have family in the country. She is also assumed to not own a cell phone.
This story will develop.