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  1. Lifestyle - Health - PERSONAL BEST

    Personal best: accident of time helps Boston runner survive

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by BRAD SMOLAR

    ... Brad Smolar life@scmp.com Heady with euphoria, a runner crosses the finish line faster than expected, not knowing it would be one of the luckiest accidents of his life One minute yields a second chance While many runners commit, sacrifice and train for years to earn the monikers of "Boston Marathon qualifier" and "Boston Marathon finisher", I will now always ...

  2. Runner collapses and dies after finishing race

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com A 26-year-old male runner collapsed and later died in hospital after competing in the half-marathon race yesterday, casting a pall over the city's biggest participatory sporting event. A total of 38 runners were sent to hospital for treatment, with 10 being released in the afternoon. Two other runners- a 24-year-old woman and a 26-year-old ...

  3. Runners should be in good shape

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The annual Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon is a noteworthy event, but the death of a 26-year-old male runner cast a shadow over this year's race. It brought up the question ... of the runners' medical records. The time and manpower needed would be tremendous. And who would pay for it? Besides, medical approval alone would not give the full picture. The health condition of each ...

  4. Collapsed marathon runner used false name

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for a registered runner, whom it did not name. A spokesman had said earlier that the organisers would be unable to claim third-party insurance for injuries suffered by unofficial substitute runners. A source said the organisers would also blacklist both runners. If Wong was found to be a professional athlete, he would be disciplined by the responsible sports association. An internet search ...

  5. Record 65,000 runners to start 2011 marathon

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... A record 65,000 runners will take part in next year's marathon, but it will be the same old route for Hong Kong's largest participatory sporting event. The 2011 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon on February 20 will have 5,000 more runners than this year and feature two extra starting times - one for the marathon and the other for the half-marathon. However, ...

  6. Marathon runners want new route with more cheering fans

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng Organisers of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon will consider runners' calls for a new route that passes through the heart of the city and has more spectators cheering them on. But a suggestion to hold the event in autumn, to avoid hot and humid weather after the Lunar New Year, seems unlikely to be taken up as runners would find it too hot to train ...

  7. Record 60,000 runners set sights on Victoria Park

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa In a week's time, 60,000 runners will pack the roads in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island for one of the city's biggest annual sporting events. A small group ... in the field- a record in the event's 13-year history and up from last year's 55,000 runners- were filled within three weeks of October's start of applications. The full marathon race ...

  8. 5pc more runners for next year's marathon

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... event's 60,000 places were filled only three weeks after applications opened. Although close to 8,000 runners failed to show up yesterday, organisers are confident of attracting more runners next ... familiar with the marathon said yesterday the organisers were already thinking of a 63,000-runner event for next year, with a view to an increase to 70,000 in future following the introduction ...

  9. Course uses science to boost runners' fitness

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... last year. About 500 runners have signed up for the three courses: a two-day introductory course and 12-week clinics for beginners and intermediate runners. The participants will receive ... that measures strength and endurance. A treadmill fitted with sensors under the belt and a camera will examine posture. PolyU's Dr Simon Yeung said runners were impressed with the assessment last ...

  10. Quiet please, runners in marathon told

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay, Paggie Leung

    ... Alvin Sallay and Paggie Leung Silence is golden - and will be much appreciated by organisers of Sunday's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon who will ask all runners taking part in the 10km race not to make a noise. 'The start line for the 10km race is close to residential areas and we will advise runners to keep the noise down,' race organising committee chairman ...




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