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  1. 500 more to compete in harbour swim

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com This year's cross-harbour swim will be open to 1,500 participants, up from 1,000 when the event was revived last year after a 33-year break. The Hong Kong ... swimmers. Previously held in Repulse Bay, Asian Open Water competitors will follow a longer route than cross-harbour participants, but will start and end at the same points. The two swimming events ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005053/500-more-compete-harbour-swim
  2. News - Hong Kong - RACE

    Nearly 250 under-17s in 2,700 lined up to swim across Victoria Harbour

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... will be among those taking part in next month's cross-harbour swim, though parents' concerns over their children's safety may have prevented more young athletes from joining the race. ... Pool. Launched in 1906, the cross-harbour swim was relaunched last year after being scrapped in 1978 because of high levels of pollution in the harbour. Among the teenagers taking part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1038533/nearly-250-under-17s-2700-lined-swim-across-victoria-harbour
  3. Comment - Blogs

    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

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

    ... 80,000 feet (24,380 metres). The series flagged off last weekend with the Western States 100 in Squaw Valley, California, and next heads to the Vermont 100 (July 20) in Windsor, Vermont, ... after the Western States. He’s also the only participant who’s not residing in North America (there’s a Chinese guy named Di Wu, but he lives in the US, working as a research associate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1275213/hong-kong-runner-andre-blumbergs-grand-slam-quest
  4. Easier run set for marathon

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... then cross the harbour at the Western Harbour Tunnel and finish at Victoria Park. The route of the full marathon is similar to that of the half-marathon except that the turning point will be at Tsing ... having four starting times as opposed to two to ease congestion in the Western Harbour Tunnel. Organisers hope the new measure will help eradicate the problem. The starting times for the race ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/614443/easier-run-set-marathon
  5. Grinhams keep their fingers crossed for an all-sister semi-final

    Posted Dec 11th 2003, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... 'It would be fantastic if I can meet my sister in the semi-final on the outdoor court with the Hong Kong harbour backdrop. Playing on a glass court, outside, is the best thing possible,' ... tomorrow and on Saturday night with the lights of the harbour as a glittering backdrop. Natalie has a tough obstacle to overcome: in her path lies world number one Carol Owens of New Zealand. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/437731/grinhams-keep-their-fingers-crossed-all-sister-semi-final
  6. With the hard work done, officials will keep fingers crossed that nothing goes wrong

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... among very different nations, and all thanks to sport. The western media will, over the next eight months, seek out sizzling exposes. And the sports reporters will ratchet up the hype and hope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621145/hard-work-done-officials-will-keep-fingers-crossed-nothing-goes-wrong
  7. Young swimmers make winning splash

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Young competitors claimed the top prizes on Sunday in Hong Kong's cross-harbour swim, which returned after a 33-year break. The teenagers stood out from nearly 1,000 people ... and discussed strategy with Nicholas. He then crossed the harbour to wait at the finish. Nicholas said: 'I had a clear target. Right at the start, I followed the first leader boat so I was sure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982363/young-swimmers-make-winning-splash
  8. Harbour tests world's best paddlers

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Unus Alladin unus.alladin@scmp.com Victoria Harbour might seem like a world away from Germany's Neckar River, but the Neckardrachen Heilbronn dragon boat team felt very much at home ... in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, six years ago, Muller said Victoria Harbour was a challenge to his crew. 'We train in Neckardrachen which is flat water, nothing like the waves and currents that we had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006259/harbour-tests-worlds-best-paddlers
  9. Stunning win for Japanese raider

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Island Eastern Corridor. The frontrunners were all bunched together for most of the race before Fukuoka made his move at the 39km mark, just before the Western Harbour Crossing. He swept his way ... yesterday. The pair showed a sisterly unity by joining hands as they crossed the finish line at Victoria Park in a time of 2:36:43. Kim was declared the winner by judges. They then both dedicated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626668/stunning-win-japanese-raider
  10. Riding waves to success

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... youth champion in Hong Kong's New World Harbour Race is too young to compete at next month's London Games, and has set his sights four years ahead- on the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, ... you need to constantly change your strategy.' Besides regular training, good pre-race preparation is also a key part of success, he says. 'Before the New World Harbour Race, I took ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005672/riding-waves-success

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