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  1. Places for wheelchair athletes in marathon

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Canace Wong

    ... Canace Wong Wheelchair athletes will be able to join the Standard Chartered marathon for the first time next year, but only experienced racers need apply. Marathon chairman William Ko ... in at least one similar event. The last time wheelchair athletes entered a Hong Kong marathon was in 1998 in the event held to mark the opening of the new airport, but that course was easier. Yukio ...

  2. Wheelchair athlete hits marathon brick wall

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Wheelchair athlete Ajmal Samuel has competed in marathons, triathlons and half marathons all over the world- but never in Hong Kong's premium race. That's because the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon has no category for wheelchair athletes and has no intention of creating one for this year's event, which takes place in a month's time. Samuel says ...

  3. Christy determined to improve

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Name: Christy Yiu Kit-ching School: Good Hope School Grade: Form Six Sport: Athletics Achievements: Christy earned valuable points for Good Hope when she dominated the middle-distance races at the recent Division One inter-school athletics championships. She won both the Grade A 800 metres and 1,500m races, and ran the second leg for the winning 4x400m relay team, ...

  4. Transparency needed to make marathon a winner

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... participation. Not only does it increase public interest in sports, it can also bring a community together. Despite having years of experience in organising the marathon, the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic ... athletes from different backgrounds to participate and promote the integration of people with disabilities. That was only one small problem; a bigger issue is community support. If we want to have ...

  5. Unsung heroes

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Name Ivan Li Chun-yin School Lingnan Hang Yee Memorial Secondary School Grade Form Six Sport Athletics (long-distance running) Achievements Ivan, 18, is a long-distance runner competing for Tsuen Wan Athletics Association. He came second in the junior men's half-marathon at the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon last year. At this year's event, he was fifth ...

  6. Uphill challenge for racer who lost both legs to polio

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this 'athlete-like' experience,' said Au Yeung, who hopes to complete the race within 20 minutes. For the first time in 14 years, wheelchair-bound professional athletes and amateurs alike will compete ... the smaller one.' The last time wheelchair athletes competed in the Hong Kong marathon was in 1998, when they had their own 10-kilometre race. William Ko Wai-lam, chairman of this year's ...

  7. Unsung heroes

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Name Nestor Wong Wai-chung School CNEC Lee I Yao Memorial Secondary School Grade Form Five Sport Athletics (long-distance running and cross-country) Achievements Nestor, 16, is a member of the Hong Kong athletics potential team and The Citizen Athletic Association. He was second runner-up of the junior half-marathon at this year's Standard Chartered Marathon. He ...

  8. Time to run against the 'big boys'

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a new challenge. For Yun-leung, who was born in 1993, is no longer a junior athlete. He is running the elite 10km race- an open category for senior athletes. Yet Yun-leung, who competes for Tsuen Wan Athletic Club, is not worried about making the step up in competitions. The Form Seven student at the Assembly of God Hebron Secondary School, in Tai Po, is used to adapting ...

  9. Marathon at 'bursting point'

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... they will not be able to meet growing public demand to take part. 'We have reached a maximum point as far as the number of runners we can safely accommodate this year,' Hong Kong Amateur Athletics ... on Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. Twenty wheelchair athletes are also taking part in the marathon and 30 have signed up for a three-kilometre race. 'We will be given the roads from midnight ...

  10. Bigger marathon field to include wheelchair racers

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 10-kilometre competition, which received only two entries. Wheelchair athletes complained the organisers allowed them too little time to submit their entries. Next year there will be a full marathon race for up to 20 wheelchair athletes, and a 3-kilometre race from Wan Chai Sports Ground to Victoria Park for 30 more. 'We have taken sufficient safety measures for the wheelchair ...




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