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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Blister sisters: Hong Kong's women ultramarathon runners

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... and Ida Lee Bik-sai ran through the remote California wilderness, which included a vertical ascent of more than 5,500 metres and 7,000 metres of accumulated downhill running in the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run (WS100), one of the world's toughest foot races. Ultramarathons, races longer than the marathon distance of 42.195 kilometres, have surged in popularity with women being ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    A 'half-hearted' runner

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Kung

    ... K" by his friends and other athletes, started running in Form Four. "I saw top runners at the school's athletic meets being cheered by my schoolmates," says Wan, 19. "Runners are very popular. I wanted to have that recognition, too, so I joined coach Gi's training." He soon learned that running is more than getting applause from the crowd. "I ...

  3. HK next territory on 4 Deserts champ's hit list

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com When Ryan Sandes received an invitation in his mailbox from his running team, Salomon International, to take part in a 100-kilometre trail run in Hong Kong, he thought he was dreaming. 'I was surprised to put it mildly. Hong Kong and trail running? I thought it must be some mistake. I knew Hong Kong was full of skyscrapers and is a big ...

  4. Runaway trainer

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Saffery and the answer you'll get is: run. The last day he says he didn't run was December 30, 2003. Sleep has certainly taken a back seat to running on several occasions ... at least 60 laps, or 100 kilometres. Does he consider himself addicted to running? 'No,' says Saffery. Spoken like a true addict. How did you get started in running? I started running ...

  5. 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." ...

  6. 'Forget the smog, heat's the worry'

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... the Italian gave the beleaguered Beijing Olympic organisers another welcome confidence boost. 'I don't think that running one race in these conditions would have any effect on your ... effect,' Baldini added at the end his three-day inspection visit. But he's ruled out running in Sunday's test event marathon, which ends in the Bird's Nest Stadium, because ...

  7. Doctor ready to run to the rescue

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... in particular should pay much more attention to race preparation,' said Li, 35. 'It's really good that so many people have now taken up running and are concerned with their health ...

  8. The extra mile

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of these by actually covering the distance. 'The best substitute is to do long, hard back-to-back runs at the weekend, to simulate the effect of getting the muscles to run when tired,' he says. ... of thinking of running the entire race, Saffery runs one kilometre at a time. Being able to eat and drink during an ultra-marathon is vital since some of these events can last for days. Saffery says ...

  9. Kiptanui in forefront of Kenya challenge

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Paul Kiptanui will spearhead a strong challenge from Kenya at next Sunday's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, which will have a record field of 24,000 runners taking part in three different races. Kiptanui is strongly tipped to lead ...

  10. Relax before the big day, experts say

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... kilometre races and the three kilometre wheelchair race not to start obsessing. Running specialists stress the importance of relaxing before Sunday. 'People have been training for several ... 'The training should be done by now. There is no need to run any more. 'On Saturday, people should go for an easy run. It should not last more than one hour.' Diet plays an important ...




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