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Hong Kong Marathon

Hong Kong Marathon organisers ban under 16s from 10-kilometre race

Hong Kong Marathon organisers have banned under 16s from the event's 10-kilometre race, citing an "unhealthy trend" of overzealous parents and coaches pushing youngsters to train for endurance races.

Sunday, 6 October, 2013, 3:55am

Marathon offers a challenge to develop community spirit

In 1997, the first Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon had 1,000 runners on a route to Shenzhen to mark the handover. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength. This year's, in February, attracted 72,000 participants, with over 14,000 doing the full marathon.

5 Apr 2013 - 3:02am

Athletes criticise race marshals after wheelchair half-marathon fiasco

Two athletes competing in last Sunday's wheelchair half-marathon at the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon event have heavily criticised race organisers. One of them even claimed he was manhandled by marshals.

4 Mar 2013 - 5:08am

Help needed to make dream real

Benjamin Hung Pi-cheng has a dream - that one day the Hong Kong Marathon can be among the biggest and best in the world. The Standard Chartered Bank chief is realistic enough to concede his dream encompasses the whole shebang - all three categories of races - which successfully concluded last Sunday.

3 Mar 2013 - 4:00am

Letters to the Editor, February 28, 2013

We would like to point out that the article "Smog in Pearl Delta 'worse than Beijing'" misrepresented how air pollution in the Pearl River Delta should be understood. For those of us who study air quality in the delta, the air pollution there is not worse than that in Beijing.

28 Feb 2013 - 3:37am 4 comments

What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

What's being said on Facebook about hopes that the HK marathon can become one of the best in the world, growth of eco-tours in HK, and claims by Japan's premier Shinzo Abe that China is teaching anti-Japanese sentiments in its schools.

27 Feb 2013 - 4:55am

HK marathon can be among world's best, says bank chief

The Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association said the annual showpiece had reached bursting point with room only for 2,000 more runners this year. The total entry was a record 72,000, with nearly 7,000 failing to show. Last year, 62,300 started.

25 Feb 2013 - 8:11am 1 comment

Wonder woman Chow defies the odds at Hong Kong Marathon

Alison Chow Chi-ngan defied the odds to finish as Hong Kong's leading woman in the marathon - five weeks after having knee surgery. It placed her sixth out of the 14 top runners in the Asian Marathon Championships, run concurrently with the marathon, and more importantly secured her elite funding at the Sports Institute as she pursues a dream of representing Hong Kong at the Olympics.

25 Feb 2013 - 4:13am

Julius seizes his big moment with victory in Hong Kong Marathon

The race might be backed by a bank but Julius Maisei's plans for the "life-changing" prize money he won at the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon yesterday is to take the cash and run - as far from a bank as he can.

25 Feb 2013 - 8:12am

Clinton Mackevicius claims 10km men's title at Hong Kong Marathon

Spurred on by the memory of his recently deceased mother, roving Australian architect Clinton Mackevicius stormed to victory in the 10km men's elite race.

25 Feb 2013 - 4:13am