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  1. Benson proves to be top Moon Trekker

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Unus Alladin Darren Benson of Champion System Adventure Team was the overall winner of the third annual Moon Trekker, which finished on Lantau Peak on Friday night. About 1,000 runners took part in one of Hong Kong's most unusual races, with Benson clocking four hours, 17 minutes and 31 seconds for the 'Sunrise' 40km race. Teammate Ryan Blair smashed Michael ...

  2. Coach driver dies, six injured in traffic accident on Lantau

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 1.10pm: A coach driver was killed and six people were injured in a traffic accident on Lantau Island on Tuesday morning. Shortly after 4.20am, a coach driven by a 32-year-old man was travelling along the first lane of North Lantau Highway towards the airport. After passing through Penny?s Bay, it reportedly ran up an elevated lay-by designated for police ...

  3. Team Protrek scale dizzy heights to win Action Asia

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Team Protrek, made up of Pedro Ribeiro of Portugal and Fred Bourquin of Switzerland, beat 334 other 'weekend warriors' in the gruelling and mountainous Lantau leg of the Samsung Action Asia Challenge yesterday. Competitors from 20 countries took part in what is the biggest event of its type in Asia. The 30km course started at Silver Mine Bay at Mui Wo ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One hurt as bus, coach collide A section of Tung Chung Road on Lantau was closed for more than an hour after a head-on collision between a bus and coach at 2.30pm. A man on the bus needed hospital treatment for minor injuries. ...

  5. Wet, muddy course tests cross country runners

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Richard Castka Hong Kong distance runners got their first true test of cross country running yesterday when the Gigasports Hong Kong Cross Country Championship was staged over a rugged piece of reclaimed land on Lantau Island. Thanks to Typhoon Nesat, the 2.5-kilometre course was covered in puddles and mud, which got deeper and muddier with every one of the three laps. ...

  6. New challenge as intrepid sailors take to the hills

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... and down Ma On Shan, going back to Repulse Bay, scaling Violet Hill, moving on to Lantau and running up Lantau Peak before coming back to Lamma Island to run Mount Stenhouse. A shorter course omits Lantau. The Hong Kong Island Paddle Club became interested in the race because it presented a new and a different challenge. 'In our off-season, it's an opportunity to do something ...

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    Islands row hangs over Tokyo bid

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Shigemi Sato in Tokyo The territorial dispute over the Diaoyu Islands may have a negative impact on Japan's 2020 hopes given China's strong influence in Asia Islands row hangs ... politics. The Japanese government's purchase this month of three islands it administers and calls the Senkakus, but which are claimed as the Diaoyus by China and Taiwan, sparked violent mass ...

  8. Fog may keep contenders at Bay on Lantau

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Organisers of the Volvo China Open international qualifying event will be looking anxiously for blue skies this morning after thick fog wiped out most of yesterday's practice round at the Discovery Bay Golf Club. Combined with a howling gale, the unusual weather conditions on Lantau forced the suspension of practice at 10am after visibility was reduced to 30 ...

  9. Fake ice makes for unreal summer

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... hall on Lantau Island, as part of the Hong Kong Academy of Ice Hockey's summer programme. The HK$1 million rink at HKFEW Wong Cho Bau School is made of panels of high-density polyethylene, ... for 400 students from Tung Chung, Cheung Chau, Shek Pik and Pui O and another 1,200 outlying island residents until late August. 'It's just an option in warmer places like Hong ...

  10. Run for your lives

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Lantau50 in March (a 51 kilometre race on Lantau Island) and the Sea To Summit in April, which will start at Deep Water Bay and end at The Peak, offering sweeping views of the South Side along ... 520 participants raced the fourth and final Hong Kong Island leg of the 2011/12 series. Perhaps surprisingly, those attracted to trail running in Hong Kong are not just young, male athletes. ...




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