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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Australia's Ellie O'Kane wins Unicef Half Marathon at Disneyland

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 09:57pm by Richard Castka

    ... 1:25:46 to finish runner-up om Sunday. It was cool being able to run around Disneyland, however, and I particularly enjoyed Inspiration Lake Ellie O'Kane Melbourne-based O'Kane ... as I haven't won all that many races in Australia. "It was cool being able to run around Disneyland, however, and I particularly enjoyed Inspiration Lake." O'Kane said she would return ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Peggy Chan first ran a marathon because of someone else's mistake and she hasn't stopped since

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 09:21pm by Richard Castka

    ... For Peggy Chan Pui-shan, it was a tick in the wrong box- and all of a sudden she became a marathon runner. A regular on the local running scene, Chan competed in everything from track and field to cross-country to road races. "I enjoyed running and so I started to run regularly with friends," said Chan, 46. "I like to keep fit and healthy and running seemed like a great way to keep ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong

    Promising youngster Mui Ching-yeung likely to miss out on Incheon Games

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 10:10pm by Richard Castka

    ... running 14.26 seconds earlier this year to beat the Hong Kong record set by Tang Hon-sing way back in 2004. The talented 21-year-old, who also holds the Hong Kong junior 110m hurdles record, set ...

  4. Marathon steps

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Standard Chartered Bank boss Peter Sullivan strides up the steps of the bank's headquarters in Central to launch the countdown to this year's Marathon. The February 27 race has already attracted a record field of more than 30,000 ...

  5. Kiprotich runs away with titles before walking down the aisle

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Kiprotich and fiancee Nerida Ashton will tie the knot in Sai Kung on October 19 and will fly to Singapore for their honeymoon, where Kiprotich will run in a 10-kilometre race. 'Four members ...

  6. Games super-track runs into trouble with the athletes

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... on the forum of a runners' website focuses on the closure of the two inside lanes of the 400-metre running track when competitions are not taking place. Leading distance runner Philippe Cosentino ...

  7. Running to the end of the world... and back

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Ultra-marathon man Dean Karnazes looks at his son playing video games and wonders what endurance obsession will possess him- apart from the computer in front of him. It runs in the Karnazes genes. Dean is the unofficial god of the international ultra-running community and breezed through Hong Kong this week to promote his film, UltraMarathon Man: 50 Marathons. 50 States. 50 ...

  8. Juniors take their cue from Olympic torch run to shine with two records

    Posted May 05th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Two Hong Kong junior records were set during the IAAF World Athletic Day and Open Meet at Wan Chai Sports Ground yesterday. The event was staged as part of the 51st Bank of China Festival of Sport and attracted a huge number of junior athletes, all no doubt spurred into action in anticipation of the forthcoming Beijing Olympics. Running in lane six, Tsui Chi-ho ...

  9. British tourist Hennessy runs away with marathon trophy

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... event record of 2:34:35 set in the inaugural race in 1981, which was run over a slightly different course. 'I'd heard that the course was a bit hilly so I didn't expect to win ...

  10. Sullivan banks on long run

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... chief executive Peter Sullivan. Its growth has far outstripped any savings plan offered by the bank but changes will have to be made to cope with the running boom, he says. Prize money ... draw the greatest number of runners. 'The event has grown with many more people running in the half marathon and the 10k, so we should seriously consider having prize money for those two ...




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