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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Christy Yiu quits nursing job to pursue Olympic dream in Rio

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

    ... Richard Castka Runner decides to concentrate on full-time training after smashing her own course record in the Chung Hing Cup Yiu quits nursing job to chase Rio dream Hong Kong runner ... 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 ...

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

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

    ... to get justice for the winner’s behaviour,” said Mullera. Mekhissi-Benabbad said: “When I took off my vest it was because of my joy of course. It was the pleasure of winning. I was so happy ...

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    Bekele wins debut marathon but misses world record

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... a sunbathed course through the streets of the French capital. The previous Paris record was held by Kenya’s Stanley Wiwott who clocked 2hr 05:10 in 2012. Fellow Ethiopian Limenih Getachew came home ... “I’m very happy, the course was good,” said a delighted Cheyech. “I wasn’t that fast but in the middle of the race, I felt confident and just told myself to keep running.” ...

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    A marathon with a patriotic beat

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 09:35pm by AP

    ... elite athletes from around the world, organisers decided to make it easier for fun runners to join in by requiring only that the course be completed in four hours- so the roads could ... Runners on the generally flat, full-marathon course did four loops around the centre of the city of 2.5 million, starting at Kim Il-sung Stadium, moving past the Arch of Triumph, the Friendship ...

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    Respect the distance

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 09:28pm by Reuters

    ... and find out if I'm good at it or not."   "Good", of course, is a relative term for a man with a sound claim to be Britain's greatest-ever athlete. Such is the progress he ... a taster a year ago when he ran the first half of the London Marathon in a bid to gain some experience and familiarise himself with the course and logistics of the race. That went well enough, ...

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    Mo Farah vows to be back after finishing eighth in London Marathon

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 09:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Kenya's Wilson Kipsang smashes record on his way to victory as Briton finds it tough on debut I'll be back, vows Farah after tough marathon debut World record-holder Wilson Kipsang won the men's London Marathon in a course record two hours, four minutes and 29 seconds yesterday as Britain's Mo Farah found life tough on his debut ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Stefano Passarello eyes Hong Kong marathon record in Berlin

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 11:45pm by ALVIN SALAY

    ... in September, a runner-friendly course unlike Hong Kong which he believes would give him the best chance of lowering Paul Spowage's record of 2:21:10, set in 1984. You don't have to run ... with its flat course and pleasant weather, will give him a good shot at rewriting the local record books. "You don't have to run the Hong Kong Marathon to set the all-time record. Paul ...

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    Darren Benson wins battle of former champions

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 10:45pm by Richard Castka

    ... with three-time champion Gunnar Rethfeldt, and the pair, along with the leading half marathon runners, set a speedy pace over the scenic, but challenging course that winds its way through Sai Kung Country ... the advantage over three-time former champion Peggy Chan Pui-shan. Chan Kit-yee, the older sister of Olympian Maggie Chan, stretched her lead over the second lap of the course and ended up ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Hong Kong Marathon close to IAAF 'gold' status

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 11:12pm by CHAN KINWA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Hong Kong Marathon close to IAAF 'gold' status Organisers of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon are confident it will be upgraded to IAAF "gold label" status in 2015 after just missing out this year. The designation is based on six requirements: race organisation; course timing and measurement; media services; quality ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    North Korea's 'marathon diplomacy' targets Hong Kong runners

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 11:08pm by Richard Castka

    ... of which will be run over the same traffic-free course in April. Hannah Barraclough, of Beijing-based Koryo Tours, which has experience in arranging sporting event-based trips to North Korea, said ...




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