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  1. A Polish wedding turns into a wake

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a single meek Pole with a half-mast tie and crumpled suit to express the fatalistic acceptance of a nation. But Franciszek Smuda's men and his 12th man- the awe-inducing vocal supporters- were ... with Peter Simpson Half of the happy couple's relatives had slipped away from a wedding reception to crash the small Warsaw bar to cheer on Polska. 'Wszystko jest mozliwe,' ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    A 'half-hearted' runner

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Kung

    ... A 'half-hearted' runner It's impossible to do any better than Wan Cheuk-hei did when he ran in his first half-marathon at the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon ... of the [Hong Kong] Marathon in 2011 and didn't do so well," Wan says. "So my coach and I planned to have a try in the half-marathon, as there were too many strong rivals in the 10km ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Loss of fly-half Keith Robertson bad for Hong Kong Rugby Club's World Cup bid

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kong's aim will be to finish in the top two, which could see them in the opposite half of the draw to Asian champions Japan at the qualifiers. The top three in Singapore qualify for the World ...

  4. Manchester giants sound warning with second-half surge

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... because both won last weekend after being level at half-time. Last season, most of their wins came when grabbing a lead that put them ahead at half-time, while their conversion rate of half-time draws into full-time wins was poor. City won just five matches when they weren't ahead at half-time and United were only marginally better with six- Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool ...

  5. Turf wars

    Posted Aug 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Arsenal defeat last year, when fans from North London rivals Spurs flew it at half mast. 'I would have burned theirs,' says Terry. Margaret nods, as she stares at her book of word ...

  6. Caroliners come alive in second-half

    Posted Sep 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa South China were given a slight scare as they came from behind to defeat minnows Tai Chung 6-1 in the BMA First Division at Kowloon Bay Park last night. A second-minute goal by Cheng King-ho gave the bottom-of-the-table side a surprising lead which lasted until the end of the first half. South China made a number of changes after the break and a four-goal blast in 10 ...

  7. 2,300 line up for half-marathon

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka A capacity field of 2,300 runners will line up for tomorrow's 17th running of the Mizuno Hong Kong Half Marathon at Tai Mei Tuk. Defending champion Thomas Kiprotich is expected to retain his title, and hopes to break his Hong Kong all-comers record of one hour, seven minutes and 42 seconds, which he set in the 2008 Unicef Half Marathon. Even without champion Li ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:12pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... the challenge will be the four trails non-stop, with a cut-off of 60 hours. But that’s still a good half a year or so away. For now, Blumberg’s focus is the Grand Slam. Here, he shares his Western ... and overlook Lake Tahoe, and see the sun coming up. It was just fantastic.   You had an awesome second half in the race, jumping from 237 place to 144th. How did you do it? The whole mantra about ...

  9. Half-marathon champ says crowd pushed him over the line

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Hong Kong's Chan Ka-ho won one of the tightest half-marathon finishes in memory. But he admitted he couldn't have done it without the help of the enthusiastic crowd. ... close organisers had to break times down to a tenth of a second with Chan clocking an official time of one hour, 12 minutes and 0.1 seconds to Fukunaga's 1:12.00.04. Chan won the half ...

  10. Half-marathon victor just gets better with age

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott The good news for Hong Kong's ageing society is that - on the evidence of yesterday's women's half-marathon event anyway - some things really do get better ... in the half-marathon,' explained the 47-year-old. 'So I am just so happy. The last two years I have won my own masters category but never before the overall. I have never felt better.' Toh revealed she ...




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