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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. 2 minutes with...

    Posted Feb 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By the time you read this, Andy Chen Pak-keung, 29, will probably be still running on the roads of Hong Kong trying to complete today's Standard Chartered Hong Kong International Marathon. The Hong Kong-born, British-educated operations manager of Li & Fung is competing in his second marathon, having run the London Marathon in 2002. He hopes to run this one in under five ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Dai completes HK-Macau double

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... career-best time is 2:24:41, set in the Beijing Marathon in 2001. A veteran who has been running professionally for 10 years, Dai is not a member of the China national team. But her performance ... to run against a strong headwind. Last year, it was colder, but the rain and the wind this year made it hard for everybody. 'We had better weather conditions last year because it only rained ...

  10. Tait sees off close rivals with hard-fought, tactical race

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... point, but was shadowed closely by in-form Gunner Rethfeldt, who won the China Coast Marathon just three weeks ago, and trail running specialist Tait. The trio were evenly matched over the smooth ...




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