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    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:12pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... but running. Lots of it. We’re talking four 100-mile (160km) races in the span of 10 weeks, traversing the toughest and most iconic trails in the US for a total cumulative elevation gain of nearly ... run. The trails are also quite well-maintained, partly because they have this tradition whereby to get into the race you have to do trail maintenance and other race volunteering. So competitors ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Run for your lives

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to 'drive 10 metres than walk it'. But after going on a trail run with a friend one day, Niggli was hooked. The Swiss-born Hong Kong resident of 22 years, and a self-proclaimed trail running addict, has clocked almost 2,000 kilometres running on trails in the past year. Today, Niggli, 48, runs almost every day to push himself and 'be close to nature'. For some, running ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 surface of the catchwater roads, but Tait came into his own once the course reached the uneven surface on the trail section. 'I made a break with about about a mile to go because I knew ...

  6. Running wild

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at The Overlander. 'Manufacturers use hi-tech materials, such as Gore-Tex and ballistic materials, so that gear becomes lighter and more durable,' he says. According to Wong, trail running is among the most popular outdoor sports in Hong Kong. 'It is a variant on running that differs markedly from road running and track running,' he says. 'Trail running generally takes place ...

  7. French pair win kayak-run race

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay French duo Adrien Choux and Damien Levy won the Teva Kayak n Run race at Deep Water Bay yesterday. They finished the four-kilometre kayak and six-kilometre trail run in one hour, 37 minutes and 29 seconds, holding off a stiff challenge from Guillaume Calloud and Bruce Pye. 'It was tough, especially the hike up Mount Nicholson, during which I twisted an ankle ...


    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Liu Xiang Age: 21 Height: 1.89m Weight: 85kg Event: Men's 110m Hurdles Liu Xiang hurdled into history with a world record-equalling run (12.91 seconds) and then proclaimed: 'My victory has proved that athletes with yellow skin can run as fast as those with black and white skin. I know this is the best ever performance in athletics by a Chinese male and I am very proud. ...

  9. Williams runs away with title

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tait for the 2km uphill climb - the outward leg of the 9km race - but stamped his authority on the proceedings when the 360-strong field reached the demanding trail section, which circumnavigated Hok Tau Reservoir. 'I ran this course last year so I knew I needed to be in front before we reached the trail section, as it's quite narrow and difficult to overtake other ...

  10. Slippery trails make dangerous obstacles for long-distance runners

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the race was held in April and two athletes collapsed from dehydration in a stiflingly hot gully, prompting a helicopter rescue. Both recovered after treatment. The 11km 'swim, run ...




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