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  1. HK runners grab podium finish in North Face race

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Semick, an American living in Hong Kong, won the women's race 11 hours and one minute. Stone Tsang Siu-keung came third in the men's race, finishing in a time of nine hours and 35 ... crossing the finish line in eight hours and 45 minutes. Behind Semick in the women's competition were two mainland runners. The Beijing race is a stop in The North Face series, which crosses ...

  2. Home prices race up despite tariff

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Additional stamp duties imposed on residential sales in Macau a year ago have failed to curb demand in the former Portuguese enclave, where prices have reached record highs. Analysts forecast flat prices could rise by a ...

  3. Hong Kong risks losing the global education race

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Timothy Peirson-Smith Hong Kong has long been calling for more diversified development and, in the past, has been accused of 'picking winners' with variable success. However, among all possibilities, the vision of turning the city into Asia' ...

  4. Race poll reveals 'terrible' attitudes

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Helene Franchineau and Jennifer Ngo A survey of how Hongkongers view ethnic minorities has revealed that the darker your skin, the less favourably you are perceived. Carried out between 2007 and 2012 by a non-governmental organisation that helps ethnic mi ...

  5. An amazing race for Nepal

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chiu Po-sze February is an exciting time of year in Hong Kong. Not only can you watch contestants race around the world on TV, but you can also dash around western Hong Kong Island yourself by joining an exciting event. Inspired by American reality TV show The Amazing Race, the Hong Kong-based charity Child Welfare Scheme (CWS) will hold its CWS City Challenge ...

  6. 1978 champion barred from harbour race

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... an Australian resident, said. 'It's hard not to feel discriminated against by their attitude.' Claydon was just 16 when he won the race in 1978, but the annual event was subsequently stopped because of water pollution. When he heard that the race would resume this year, he approached the organisers and completed an application form, only to be told that he wasn't eligible ...

  7. Mayor impresses in debut swimming race

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Barely two weeks after learning to swim, the mayor of Guangzhou has beaten a field of 2,000 swimmers in an annual race across the Pearl River, coming second only to his boss, the city's Communist Party chief. Immediately after completing the 800-metre race across the heavily polluted river, Guangzhou party secretary Zhang Guangning ...

  8. Davies uses home advantage to win 100k trail race

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... course in under 12 hours. The Hong Kong resident became the city's first solo 100k ultra endurance race champion, finishing in 11 hours, 48 minutes and 10 seconds. 'To be honest I didn't expect to win. I am very happy with my time. I was hoping to beat 12 hours and I did,' said Davies, 36, who used his home knowledge of the course to maximum effect. 'A 100k race ...

  9. Lee quits race to stay fit for Asian Games

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Resort on Lantau Island. Hong Kong's Lee, 33, said he preferred not to risk over-exerting himself with just three weeks to go to the big race in Guangzhou, where he needs a top-three finish to keep his sport in the Sports Institute's elite programme. Yesterday's race was won by Gavin Noble of Ireland, who had to fend off stiff challenges from Sylwester Kuster of Poland ...

  10. HK runner wins fifth Macau Tower race in row

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Hong Kong distance runner Gi Ka-man has for the fifth time in a row won a 4.3km race in Macau, which starts at Sai Van Lake Square and ends with a run up the 1,298 steps of the 61-storey Macau Tower. He won the 17-39 men's age group in 17 minutes, 42 seconds. Gi will be taking part in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon on Sunday. ...




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