MANILA, Philippines – At least 10 runners at the Boston Marathon were Filipino, but no Filipinos are reported injured. Rappler was able to obtain a list of Filipino runners. The list may be partial and incomplete as the marathon was stopped immediately after the explosion.
Filipino runners in the marathon:
- Arnie Aguila
- Amanda Carpo
- Leica Carpo
- Noel Colina
- Richelle Embree
- Arland Macasieb
- Ricardo Mansueto
- Rolando Ocampo
- Jose Martin Paiso
- Angielyn San Juan
One of them, Arland Macasieb posted on his Facebook page, “Craziness at the Boston Marathon finish line! I am safe and most of the Fil am Tri team are also safe and accounted for. Thank you everyone for your concern.”
“We were a few blocks away when it happened. The response of the EMTs police and fire department was instantaneous. They stopped the race,” said Amanda Carpo, another Filipina who just finished the Boston Marathon. Carpo, her sister Leica, and fiance Mike Bond competed and all of them are accounted for.
Authorities released the following contact details for those with information on the explosions: Bombs tip line +1-800-494-TIPS. Families can call +1-617-635-4500.
If you know someone who was part of the marathon or at the scene, you can email us email@example.com or tweet @rapplerdotcom. – Rappler.com with reporting by Ryan Macasero/Zak Yuson