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  1. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Marathon athletes 'running on empty', university study finds

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 01:04pm by Ernest Kao

    ... 'running on empty' A third of the runners who took part in last year's Hong Kong Marathon 10-kilometre race risked their health by doing not even a day's training in the 12 months ... the study found. The university questioned 1,146 runners who took part in last year's Standard Chartered Marathon events. About 1/4 of those questioned ran the 10k, half were ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Runners look to hit world-title heights on steps of Hong Kong's tallest tower

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:14am by DANNY LEE

    ... Hong Kong was built for, then it must surely be tower running- racing up the stairs of skyscrapers, from ground floor to rooftop. This morning, runners from around the world take ... of the sport's reigning champions are expecting to find it much more physically demanding than other races. They will be among the elite runners leading the chasing pack of hundreds of fun runners up 82 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    30,000 runners hit marathon site in just 5 minutes

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 04:56am by Candy Chan

    ... runners were left disappointed as a result, but the organisers of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon insist the application system had not broken down, and that efforts were made to streamline traffic on the site. Many runners have complained about application difficulties, claiming the site crashed intermittently as soon as registration began at 7am for the February races, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    For ICC race runners, the only way is up … and up

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com For ICC race runners, the only way is up … and up A Hong Kong landmark is gearing up to host the final round of a world championship. But this sporting venue is not a stadium, racetrack or golf course. Instead, up to 1,000 runners are expected to head up 2,120 steps of the city's tallest tower, the International Commerce Centre, for the finale ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Skater Barton Lui first Hong Kong man to compete at Winter Olympics

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:01am by Kevin Kung

    ... spends every night in, sharpening his blades. Lui only gets funding from the Hong Kong Skating Union for expenses incurred attending major tournaments. "It has always been a financial burden ... in Europe or America. "I also need to pay for my expensive gear. For example, my skating shoes with blades are tailor-made in South Korea. They cost me about HK$20,000." ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Paralympic heroes to compete in Hong Kong Marathon

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 11:33am by Johnny Tam

    ... Hongkongers will support our local Paralympians," said So Wa-wai, 32, a veteran disabled runner. "But we also want to promote sports culture and show that sport is for everyone." So ... "We've always been short-distance runners. So, for us, running a marathon is quite different," said Cheung. "I'm feeling the pressure, and feeling my age." Cheung said he ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    A horse of the year for the Year of the Horse

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:36am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com A horse of the year for the Year of the Horse Just as runners sometimes jump the gun, so do racehorses, especially when surrounded by thousands of excited spectators. Which is why old hands are on hand to calm them down before they enter the starting gate. Lead horses, as they are called, were introduced to the city in 1978. There are now 13. ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - SPORT

    Paralympic torch to be lit at ‘spiritual home’

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 02:57pm

    ... developed, with the London Olympics even seeing its first double-amputee competitor in South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius. Pistorius – dubbed the “Blade Runner” because he runs on carbon fibre ...

  9. News - China - SPORT

    Second Guangzhou Marathon runner dies

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Brother of dead man, 25, says death not just an accident; accuses race organisers of negligence Second Guangzhou Marathon runner dies A second runner who ... portion of the November 18 race. He received help while on the ground, including mouth-to-mouth resuscitation from some fellow runners, but he was not admitted to Guangzhou No 6 Hospital until ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Fastest fingers win place in the race

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 04:27am by DANNY LEE

    ... year's Standard Chartered Marathon yesterday. Online bookings for the race were taken up in record time and organisers were bombarded with complaints from runners who waited for up to six hours ... at 7am yesterday. Runners with the fastest internet speeds and computers sailed through the registration process. But the overloaded system kept others in the queue even after all the places were ...




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