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  1. News - Hong Kong - HONG KONG MARATHON

    38,000 runners snap up 10km race places

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com 38,000 runners snap up race places on internet It may be demanding to run 10 kilometres, but an online scramble for a highly sought-after entry ticket for a race in February was just as challenging. More than 30,000 eager runners jammed the website of the 2013 Hong Kong Standard Chartered Marathon yesterday in a first-come-first-served registration ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Racing Digest, September 24, 2012

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken, Michael Cox

    ... an early mark from Sha Tin after just three races, but managed to go home with something to show for it after winning the opener on Caga Spirit. Clark had won first up on Richard Gibson's ... and then fourth with Maelstrom and Duo Glory in the next two races before his day was finished by 2pm. Alan Aitken ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - NON-FICTION CHARMAINE CHAN

    The Way the World Works; The Secret Race; We All Fall Down

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan The Secret Race  (audiobook) by Tyler Hamilton, Daniel Coyle (read by Sean Runnette) Random House Audio How professional cyclists come to dope is clearly chronicled in Tyler Hamilton's The Secret Race. The former US Postal Service teammate of Lance Armstrong devotes much of his expose to his own use of performance-enhancing drugs and that of the seven-time Tour de France ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Elite athletes look beyond final race with special academic programmes

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Olympian Yip Pui-yin is one of six stars studying for a degree in health education in preparation for life after they retire from sport Elite athletes look beyond final race Olympian Yip Pui-yin's parents were not too impressed when she quit school after Form Four to play badminton full time. But they were happier yesterday, Yip said, when she ...

  5. Race is on to snare coveted spot at jockey school

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... world-class jockeys,' said Chan, who manages the training and educational programme for the club's Racing Development Board. There are 1,000 applicants for this year's intake, of whom just 20 will be selected. The apprentices are put through a multi-phase programme covering everything from riding techniques to stable management. Under the tutelage of racing veterans, ...

  6. Liu had been nursing ankle before big race

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the race- and maybe his career- before getting on a wheelchair to seek medical treatment. Feng Sheyong, the leader of China's athletics team, said initial reports suggested Liu had snapped his ... Feng said. 'He always has a strong reaction in his right ankle after each race, but fortunately most competitions finish in one race and he has ample time for treatment. 'The London ...

  7. How race sheds new light on the Lion City

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mathew Scott Richard Tan could well be talking for the entire Singapore business community as well as for the city itself when he reflects on how the race has afforded his company ... everyone else, Tan and his team obviously had no previous experience in putting together such a project, as there had never been a night-time Formula One race. But the event's subsequent ...

  8. Racing's big move up in class

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... him for the position of racing director in the second half of 1997, had a simple question for then chairman Alan Li Fook-sum. 'I said, 'Why should I come?' Hong Kong was well known all over the world for huge betting on horse racing, but racing as a sport was, how can I say it... at development level,' he says. 'You must have world-class racing ...

  9. Race schedule robs Wong of flag-carrying honour

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... fifth Olympic Games and we had considered him to be the flag bearer at the opening ceremony, but because he has to start his 250-kilometre road race the next morning, we had to give up ...

  10. Inquiry could lead to charge over ultra-race

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com The Hong Kong founder of an adventure racing company could face criminal charges in Australia after two runners almost died from third-degree burns suffered in an outback marathon she organised last year. Mary Gadams, chief executive of ultramarathon organiser RacingThePlanet, answered questions at a parliamentary inquiry in Western Australia this month ...




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