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  1. 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

    ... that even the most talented athlete cannot perform to his or her best in today’s sports without scientific support. “Nowadays young athletes are very lucky because they have more chances and better ... Poon says this situation is similar in almost all kinds of sport in Hong Kong. He says, for example, that even when a team have their own physiotherapist, the physio will have to serve ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    A marathon with a patriotic beat

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 09:35pm by AP

    ... they wanted to hold a grander race as part of the series of sporting competitions, arts festivals and cultural events marking the birthday of the nation's founder, Kim Il-sung, on Tuesday. ... to create special trade and tourism zones across the country and unveiled its first luxury ski resort. Under the watch of young leader Kim Jong-un, the North has also been giving sport in general ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Mo Farah vows to be back after finishing eighth in London Marathon

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 09:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Kenya's Wilson Kipsang smashes record on his way to victory as Briton finds it tough on debut I'll be back, vows Farah after tough marathon debut World record-holder Wilson Kipsang won the men's London Maratho ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Injuries no bar to victors in Tolo Harbour race

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 09:44pm by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Injuries no bar to victors in Tolo Harbour race Injury-plagued athletes claimed the victors' spoils in both the men's and women's races at the Tolo Harbour 10Km Race near Sha Tin on Sunday. Clinton Mackevicius clocked 32 minu ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Respect the distance

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 09:28pm by Reuters

    ... Mitch Phillips in London Double Olympic champion Mo Farah steps into the unknown on Sunday when he makes his marathon debut in London Respect the distance Like many of the 30,000 who will toe the line at the London Marathon on Sunday, Mo Farah will do so ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Jamaican anti-doping panel bans Asafa Powell

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 11:51pm

    ... Reuters IAAF declines to comment as former 100 metres world record holder's 18-month suspension is back-dated to June last year Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell was banned for 18 months by a Jamaican anti-doping disciplinary panel y ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Bekele wins debut marathon but misses world record

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Ethiopia’s legendary runner Kenenisa Bekele notched up another impressive milestone in an already glittering career by winning the Paris Marathon on Sunday, his first attempt at the gruelling event. The 31-year-old 5,000m and ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Firefighter Bolt to his sport's rescue once more

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 08:12am by AFP

    ... Firefighter bolt to his sport's rescue once more Lightning lit up the Moscow sky as Usain Bolt regained his 100 metres world title, the big Jamaican taking on the role of fireman, extinguishing flames that have threatened to consume the popular sport. It is not the first time the 26-year-old superstar has come to athletics' rescue. His record-breaking exploits at the Beijing ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Hong Kong's disdainful attitude toward sport is costing it medals

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Swimming and athletics have the least number of full-time athletes at the Sports Institute, and the problem is the disdainful local attitude to sport Fact: The two blue-riband sports at the Olympics and Asian Games - athletics and swimming - account for less than 5 per cent of the total number of full-time athletes at the Hong Kong Sports Institute. Fact: The government has pumped ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Mo Farah insists 'it's no big deal' after race collapse in New York

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 09:33pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York World track champion recovers from fall in half-marathon to finish second I'm fine, Olympic ace insists after race collapse Double Olympic and world track champion Mo Farah collapsed after crossing the finish line in the New York ...




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