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  1. News - World - ADVENTURE

    Ultra-marathon burns victim wins HK$72m payout from HK adventure company

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:53am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney and Danny Lee

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney and Danny Lee HK$72m payout for burned ultra runner An Australian woman who was severely disfigured in a bushfire during an ultra-marathon has settled her claim against the Hong Kong-based race organisers, reportedly for A$10 million (HK$72 million). Turia Pitt suffered burns to 80 per cent of her body after becoming trapped by the fire during ...

  2. Second runner forced out of ultra-marathon

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Briton Stuart Kershaw's plan to be in London and witness his teammates crossing the finish line of their round-the-world '7in7on7' ultra-marathon charity event took two hits yesterday. He learnt he needed to spend at least another two days in North District Hospital and that colleague Oliver Dudley had been advised to pull out soon after ...

  3. HK firm in clear over blaze-hit ultra-race

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com A Hong Kong-based company says it has been vindicated for continuing with an Australian ultra-marathon which ended in disaster when a bush fire engulfed ... Deputy Premier and Health and Tourism Minister Dr Kim Hames eased the pressure on the company, which organised the 100-kilometre Kimberley Ultra-marathon in Western Australia on September 2 when ...

  4. Ultra Marathon Man

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Diego, Dean Karnazes has picked up a few people along the way. There was the man last week who, after finding Karnazes running along a beach promenade, decided to join him. He ran a full marathon ... a half-marathon the day before. Most people, on their runs, find loose change and discarded candy bar wrappers. As Karnazes made his way through the historic 21 California missions, he found a new tennis ...

  5. Peak boss lives to tell ultra-marathon story

    Posted Nov 21st 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun The Peak Tower's general manager, Martyn Sawyer, has survived the first of four extreme marathons he will undertake. At the end of the 240km Sahara Race through Egypt in 42 degrees Celsius, he arrived a very respectable 37th out of 59 racers. Back in town now and undergoing physio to recuperate, the 49-year-old not only raised more than HK$300,000 for Camp Quality ...

  6. Inquiry could lead to charge over ultra-race

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in an outback marathon she organised last year. Mary Gadams, chief executive of ultramarathon organiser RacingThePlanet, answered questions at a parliamentary inquiry in Western Australia this month ... that it is in any way liable for the injuries sustained to five competitors in the Kimberley Ultramarathon,' she told the Sunday Morning Post last week. The 100-kilometre, three-day marathon ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - ENDURANCE SPORT

    Hong Kong joins world ultra running circuit

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline Popular Vibram 100 will become the first stop of the inaugural Ultra-Trail World Tour next year as rapidly growing sport expands Ultra marathon puts Hong Kong on world ... Hong Kong 100, an ultra marathon held over parts of the MacLehose trail, will be the first stop in the inaugural Ultra-Trail World Tour of ultra trail running, to be held during the course ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Ultra crazy: The North Face 100, Hong Kong's latest 100km race

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 11:07am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com The event is the fourth 100km trail race to be held in Hong Kong and caters to a growing demand for such endurance challenges With marathons being struck off an exponentially growing number of people’s bucket lists worldwide, a new item on life’s to-do list has emerged: the ultra-marathon. Ultras are broadly defined as anything longer than ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Marathon running is becoming popular on the mainland

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 10:50am by Jeanette Wang

    ... this development is a positive sign," Diack says. Upcoming events Apr 18-20: Shangri-la Lijiang Action Asia Three-day Ultra Marathon, Yunnan actionasiaevents.com Distances: 60km/100km   Apr 20: ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Marathon running is becoming popular on the mainland as the middle class discovers the benefits of exercise, writes Jeanette Wang Throng haul In 1981, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - FIT & FAB

    Charitable banker in it for the long run

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 06:14pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... week to take part in a 250-kilometre, seven-day ultra-marathon organised by RacingThePlanet (RTP). That's four marathons back to back, followed by an 80-kilometre "long" day, ...




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