Wong gets Year of the Ox off to a flyer

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 29 January, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 January, 2009, 12:00am

Wong Tin-yau started his Year of the Ox with victory in the Mizuno Fat Choi Race at The Peak yesterday. Wong clocked 25 minutes and 11 seconds, ahead of Chung Tak-lun (25:30) and defending champ Choi Tat-ming (25:41). Charlotte Cutler won the women's race in 28:17, 19 seconds ahead of training partner Jane Hodgskin (28:36). Marathon runner and defending champion Fan Sui-ping placed third in 29:11. A field of 700 runners, many sporting Ox hats complete with horns, turned out for the 29th staging of the popular 8km event.