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  1. Wheelchair athletes finally given green light

    Posted Feb 21st 2011, 12:00am by Andrew Mullen

    ... Chan Kin-wa and Andrew Mullen Wheelchair athletes will be able to take part in the city's marathon for the first time next year, the chairman of the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic ... provided they could sort out all the logistics. 'I urge the wheelchair athletes to start training soon and prepare themselves when we start the event next year,' he said. 'We have ...

  2. Places for wheelchair athletes in marathon

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Canace Wong

    ... Canace Wong Wheelchair athletes will be able to join the Standard Chartered marathon for the first time next year, but only experienced racers need apply. Marathon chairman William Ko ... in at least one similar event. The last time wheelchair athletes entered a Hong Kong marathon was in 1998 in the event held to mark the opening of the new airport, but that course was easier. Yukio ...

  3. Wheelchair athlete hits marathon brick wall

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Wheelchair athlete Ajmal Samuel has competed in marathons, triathlons and half marathons all over the world- but never in Hong Kong's premium race. That's because the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon has no category for wheelchair athletes and has no intention of creating one for this year's event, which takes place in a month's time. Samuel says ...

  4. Christy determined to improve

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Name: Christy Yiu Kit-ching School: Good Hope School Grade: Form Six Sport: Athletics Achievements: Christy earned valuable points for Good Hope when she dominated the middle-distance races at the recent Division One inter-school athletics championships. She won both the Grade A 800 metres and 1,500m races, and ran the second leg for the winning 4x400m relay team, ...

  5. New chief has HK$4.9m plan to rescue athletics

    Posted Jul 08th 2007, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka The new chief of Hong Kong track and field, Eric Lee Chi-wing, is hoping investment in the people who matter- the athletes- can mark the beginning of the sport's salvation in the SAR. Lee is determined to win back elite status for his sport and he believes the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association's investment of HK$4.9 million will act ...

  6. Local athletes get top tips on marathon running

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell More than 500 athletes attended a session which helped them enhance their knowledge of distance running and training techniques. The New Balance Training Clinic- Theoretical Session was organised by the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association and sponsored by sportswear company New Balance. KK Chan, an experienced athlete, told participants their first priority ...

  7. Record entries give HKAAA big pay day

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association (HKAAA) will be laughing all the way to the bank after another record field of runners results in more than $8 million being raised ... talented young athletes into Olympic medallists. What does Hong Kong have to show for it?' But Yiu said most of the proceeds would end up in the association's development programme ...

  8. Transparency needed to make marathon a winner

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... participation. Not only does it increase public interest in sports, it can also bring a community together. Despite having years of experience in organising the marathon, the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic ... athletes from different backgrounds to participate and promote the integration of people with disabilities. That was only one small problem; a bigger issue is community support. If we want to have ...

  9. National coach laments loss of status

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Huge field for this weekend's marathon highlights growing interest in doomed sport, says Ankrom The decision to axe athletics from the list of elite programmes flies in the face of the sport's exploding popularity, says Hong Kong's head athletics coach, Kevin Ankrom. Members of the SAR's athletics fraternity will look on with heavy hearts as tens ...

  10. Charity incentive for race

    Posted Jan 21st 2005, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Competitors in Sunday's Mizuno Half Marathon at Tai Mei Tuk will have an added incentive to excel with the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association (HKAAA) donating funds to the Asian tsunami appeal according to performance. The HKAAA will donate $20 for each runner who successfully completes the hilly 21.1-kilometre event, which also doubles as the Hong Kong Half ...




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