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  1. Sport - China - ATHLETICS

    Justin Gatlin runs fastest 100m of the season in Shanghai

    Posted May 19th 2014, 10:35am by Agence France-Presse

    ... seconds after leading from the blocks – and then immediately vowed to improve on that time. “To go out there and technically run a 9, 9.92, with no wind at all. I think it puts me in the right direction of where I need to go,” Gatlin said. “My next step. My ultimate goal is... to run a couple of 9.7s, a 9.6, just put together a good race and try not to burn out towards the end ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Hong Kong's own Forrest Gump starts running... and does an entire circuit of Taiwan

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:11pm by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Professional coach took lead from his favourite character Forrest Gump and went where his feet took him- around the entire island Run coach, run: athlete's 27-day Taiwan odyssey One day, for no particular reason, Stephen Poon Wing-sing decided to run. Once the Hongkonger started, he just kept going, 40 kilometres a day for 27 consecutive days ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Blind runner thrilled to complete Mizuno

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... anniversary with a record field of 3,000 runners. Ng wasn't much interested in his time; he was simply glad to be enjoying the freedom of running and the feel of the warm sunshine that appeared part way through the 21.1-kilometre run. Ng is blind. "I only took up running three years ago and now I train three times a week and try to race every weekend," said Ng, 32, who lives ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Thaiquain Cup results

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... With the mercury well above the 30 degree Celsius mark by the time the race started at 9am, most of the runners were cautious and were happy to settle for a slower time than they would otherwise run over ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Endurance athletes try to break three hours in swimming and running

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 10:43pm by RACHEL JACQUELIN

    ... of three In marathon swimming and running, the magic number is three: a sub-three-hour 10-kilometre swim is as elusive as a sub-three-hour 42-kilometre run. The athlete who nails them both? Unheard ... I could hack a marathon. I'm a swimmer, not a runner. I find it very difficult Hannah Wilson "Usually, an athlete who's great at running isn't great at swimming," says ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Michelle Lowry scales back her running to focus on studies but is still top Hong Kong marathon hope

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 11:24pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline Marathoner is now elbow-deep in academia but running remains a passion A study in motion Coming down the home stretch of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon last year, Michelle Lowry made running look easy. She relaxed in her final strides and crossed the finish as the first local woman in a comfortable two hours, 48 minutes and 17 seconds. ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Nestor Wong overcomes adversity to break Hong Kong junior distance running record

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 10:59am

    ... Kevin Kung Nestor Wong overcomes adversity to break distance running record Nestor Wong Wai-chung always dreamed of breaking Hong Kong’s junior half-marathon record and he wasn’t going ... in blood. “It was my fault as I’d run into a road that was for vehicles only,” the 19-year-old nursing student at the University of Hong Kong said. “I was left unconscious by the accident. When ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Kenya's record-breaking Robert Kilagat wins HK 10km event

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... the men's title in the Coca-Cola Running Fun 10-kilometre race yesterday but was delighted to be beaten by his elder cousin, Robert Kilagat. The two Kenyan runners set at a blistering pace and were ... as I didn't feel well, so it was good to run well today. "As far as the course goes, it's fantastic- flat and fast with incredible views of the ocean and beautiful mountains beyond." ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    James Hansen wins Hong Kong International Diamond Mile

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... my run for home very well. "The atmosphere around the course was incredible. I've never seen this many people watching a race before, and it's made me realise what I love about ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    January date change for 2015 Hong Kong Marathon 'will make it harder'

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:12pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... "Personally, it's undesirable. Had it been held in January this year, I would likely not have run," said Hong Kong-based Australian Richards, who claimed her first triumph in a 20-year running career when she finished first overall in this year's event on February 16. It may not only be freezing cold earlier in the year, but this move forward will mean I will have to train ...




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