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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Marathon sponsor StanChart says decision on disabled competitors is down to race organiser

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Hong Kong Marathon sponsor Standard Chartered Bank preferred to remain on the sidelines yesterday rather than get into the discussion over whether disabled athletes should be allowed to compete. The Hong Kong Marathon has no category for wheelchair athletes and the organiser, Hong Kong Amateur Athletics Association (HKAAA), has no intention of creating one ...

  6. Unsung heroes

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Name Nestor Wong Wai-chung School CNEC Lee I Yao Memorial Secondary School Grade Form Five Sport Athletics (long-distance running and cross-country) Achievements Nestor, 16, is a member of the Hong Kong athletics potential team and The Citizen Athletic Association. He was second runner-up of the junior half-marathon at this year's Standard Chartered Marathon. He ...

  7. Standard Chartered marathon filling up

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association, organiser of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2011, said it was ending online applications for five race categories, including two 10 kilometre runs and the full marathon challenge (for runners born before 1991), because of high demand. Other categories are still open. The entry quota for the event was earlier ...

  8. Slippery trails make dangerous obstacles for long-distance runners

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for runners taking part in next week's Hong Kong Marathon. About 250 athletes will contest the first race of five in the PowerBar Bonaqua Action Sprint series at Repulse Bay tomorrow. Last year, the race was held in April and two athletes collapsed from dehydration in a stiflingly hot gully, prompting a helicopter rescue. Both recovered after treatment. The 11km 'swim, run, ...

  9. Uphill challenge for racer who lost both legs to polio

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this 'athlete-like' experience,' said Au Yeung, who hopes to complete the race within 20 minutes. For the first time in 14 years, wheelchair-bound professional athletes and amateurs alike will compete ... the smaller one.' The last time wheelchair athletes competed in the Hong Kong marathon was in 1998, when they had their own 10-kilometre race. William Ko Wai-lam, chairman of this year's ...

  10. Wheelchair race two much trouble

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... committee, said. 'But we will look at staging it next year.' Kwan Kee, chairman of the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association, said: 'We would also have needed to keep the roads open ... of the little interest we received, and secondly because our course is quite hilly and it will be tough for wheelchair athletes.' Samuel, a wheelchair athlete who has taken part in many marathons ...




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