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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Triathlete Ivan Lo wins cross-country title

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 11:25pm by Richard Castka

    ... just eight seconds behind with Wong claiming the bronze in 34:24. Jane Richards claimed the senior women’s race after an early tussle with invited athlete Chan Ya-fen of Taiwan. Richards, who was third in the Unicef Half Marathon at Disneyland on Sunday pulled away over the final lap to finish in 39:38 to Chan’s 40:28. Veteran athlete Gillian Castka was third in 42:18. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1647933/triathlete-ivan-lo-wins-cross-country-title
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Australia's Ellie O'Kane wins Unicef Half Marathon at Disneyland

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 09:57pm by Richard Castka

    ... the men's title yesterday in a time of 1:12:14, and claimed his sixth victory in the event, having won five straight Unicef half marathon titles between 2008 and 2012. The Kenyan athlete finished ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1647166/australias-ellie-okane-wins-hong-kong-half-marathon-disneyland
  3. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Peggy Chan first ran a marathon because of someone else's mistake and she hasn't stopped since

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 09:21pm by Richard Castka

    ... in shape. I joined Watsons Athletic Club when one of my friends told me they would pay the entry fee for local races." One of my teammates completed the entry forms and he ticked the wrong box ... and he ticked the wrong box," Chan said. "I contacted the HKAAA [Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association] and told them of the mistake and asked if it could be changed, but they said no. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1640737/peggy-chan-first-ran-marathon-because-someone-elses-mistake-and-she
  4. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Occupy protests may force plan B for Hong Kong Marathon

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 10:20pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... for the Rio Games," said coach Yu Lik. The team received a training fund of HK$100,000 from the Amateur Athletic Association yesterday for winning bronze at the Incheon Asian Games. One ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1636825/occupy-protests-may-force-plan-b-hong-kong-marathon
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Olympic hopeful Christy Yiu sets personal best in Asics 10K

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 09:09am

    ... Richard Castka Title-holder proves too strong but longer distances beckon for bright talent The surprise was not in the result as Christy Yiu Kit-ching claimed her fourth straight title in the women’s race in the Asics 10K Challenge at Tin Shui Wai on Sunday, but a personal best time was way beyond what the Tai Po-based athlete expected. “I was crazy busy last week and then I got a sore ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1636298/olympic-hopeful-christy-yiu-sets-personal-best-asics-10k
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Natural runner Angela Leung leaves everyone in her dust

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:46pm by Richard Castka

    ... to test herself in a marathon, and coach Chau provided her with a standard 12-week training programme he would also give to his younger athletes. I watched the situation unfurl on TV. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1624473/natural-runner-angela-leung-leaves-everyone-her-dust
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Hong Kong 4x100m hero So Chun-hong targets Rio Olympics after seizing Asian Games chance

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 09:47am

    ... Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association senior vice chairman Simon Yeung Sai-mo. “The guys did really well. Perhaps it is also because there was no pressure on them after the poor performance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1608828/hong-kong-4x100m-hero-so-chun-hong-targets-rio-olympics-after
  8. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    French athlete loses gold medal for removing his shirt before crossing the finish line

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:00am by Agence France-Presse

    ... was stripped of his gold medal in the 3,000m steeplechase at the European athletics championships on Thursday after peeling off his running vest before he crossed the line. Entering the home straight ... a convincing victory in 8min 25.30sec. But the 29-year-old appeared to contravene rule 143.8 of the International Association of Athletics Federations, stipulating that “bibs may not be obscured in any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1574151/french-athlete-loses-gold-medal-removing-his-shirt
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Christy Yiu quits nursing job to pursue Olympic dream in Rio

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:11pm by Richard Castka

    ... Championships in January, smashed her own course record in the 14th Chung Hing Cup (10km) in Tsuen Wan on Sunday. And Anthony Giorgi, head athletics coach at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1583155/christy-yiu-quits-nursing-job-pursue-olympic-dream-rio
  10. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Mo Farah does the double at European Championships

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 12:16am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Zurich Mo Farah clinched his 5,000-10,000m double at the European Athletics Championships on Sunday, giving his troubled season a golden finish that made him the double long distance champion at continental, world and Olympic level all at the same time. After proving his health during his 10,000 victory last Wednesday, the Briton showed off his running smarts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1575734/mo-farah-gets-long-distance-double-european-championships

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