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  1. Wheelchair race 'could become regular event'

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... competition was reintroduced to the annual event with two categories- a full marathon race which was won by Mazayuki Higuchi of Japan in 1:43:14 on the same course for able runners and a 3km race ... entries. In the 3km race, Hong Kong's Cheng Yan-keung needed only 15 minutes and 29 seconds to finish the course from Wan Chai Sports Ground to Victoria Park. 'This is only a trial and we ...

  2. Runner collapses and dies after finishing race

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com A 26-year-old male runner collapsed and later died in hospital after competing in the half-marathon race yesterday, casting a pall over the city's ... participant has to take care of their own before they start the race. 'Over the past two years, we have launched many education programmes and clinics to provide the participants with sufficient ...

  3. It's a race against time for marathon

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... be better if the race began later in the day, instead of at about 5am. 'It's not great for runners to have to get up so early in the morning and compete because that's not when ... the event's maximum capacity, but he said the amount of planning needed increased every year. The 16th race will take place on February 5. The quota for the marathon, half-marathon and 10-kilometre ...

  4. False start as race entry demand crashes website

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the half-marathon runners, with 20,000 now allowed. The 10-kilometre entries remain at 37,000. 2:16.00 Kenyan Nelson Rotich's winning time in this year's men's elite race- Fellow Kenyan Janet Rono won the women's race in a record 2:33.42 ...

  5. Wheelchair race two much trouble

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay A wheelchair race- for just two entrants- would have needed 200 race marshals and an extra hour of road closure this year. These were the reasons why this special event was struck from today's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon schedule, officials said. But marathon organisers have promised to reconsider the case for a wheelchair race next year and said ...

  6. New plan for better race route urged

    Posted Feb 21st 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... for a new and better route for the event next year. Having just run in the 10km race, Yau had to gather his thoughts before replying to the much-asked questions: why cannot the Hong Kong marathon have a better and more runner-friendly flat route, and why can't the roads be kept open for longer? 'Firstly, it is up to the race organisers to come up with an idea for a new route. ...

  7. Wife inspires ex-rugby star to join big race

    Posted Feb 19th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... smiles Hancock. Angela, a fitness instructor, and Hancock have taken part in a handful of half-marathon races, including last year at this same event, the Disney half-marathon as well as the China Coast race. 'Our initial goal is to try and finish the race. I'm not looking at timings or anything like that. I just want to go out and enjoy myself and try my best to finish. ...

  8. Chow skips HK race with eye on 2012

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to lower her personal best and we decided she would get the best opportunity to do so in Rotterdam and not in the Hong Kong race,' said Paul Wright, head athletics coach at the Hong Kong ... 'And as much as it hurt her to pull out of Sunday's race, where the runners get the chance to run in front of their home fans and family, she knew it was for the best.' Chow ...

  9. Baby on Kiprotich's mind ahead of big race

    Posted Feb 13th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... been preparing well. I'm in good shape and looking forward to the race,' he said. Fifteen months after tying the knot with Nerida Ashton, the 23-year-old Kenyan will soon be a proud ... he said. A total of 65,000 runners have entered to run in the three race categories- 10-kilometre, half-marathon and marathon- next Sunday. ...

  10. Passarello eyes Incheon race after 10km success

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... The 28-year-old Italian won a trip to the Korean race, in two weeks, by finishing as the first local runner in the Standard Chartered Half Marathon two weeks ago, placing second overall. Passarello had ... in the Osaka Half Marathon so a podium finish in Korea would be very good, and would also be a confidence boost as I plan to race the Rotterdam Marathon in April.' Passarello has enjoyed a good ...




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