Hong Kong Marathon

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

Triathlete Ivan Lo does not support a ban on under 16s taking part in 10km races. Photo: Jonathan Wong

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

This year's Hong Kong Marathon attracted 72,000 participants. Photo: David Wong

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

Wheelchair racers in the Hong Kong Marathon 2013. Photo: David Wong

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, CEO of Standard and Chartered Bank (centre) crossing the finish point during the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2013. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

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

Moving stories from the marathon. Photo: Sam Tsang

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

Hong Kong Marathon 2013

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

Thousands of runners hit the streets. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

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 and former Hong Kong head coach Paul Wright.

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

Julius Maisei composes himself after making it third time lucky in yesterday's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, having finished fourth last year and runner-up in 2011. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

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

Clinton Mackevkius. Photo: SCMP

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

Joyce Cheung survives fall to win women's 10km race at Hong Kong Marathon

Joyce Cheung Ting-yan. Photo: SCMP

The triathlete and sometime runner overcame a pile-up just after the start to win in 39 minutes and 32 seconds and credited her ability to overcome the pain that followed her fall to a rigorous training schedule.

25 Feb 2013 - 4:13am

Yuta Koyama overcomes tough field to win men's Hong Kong half-marathon

Koyama Yuta of Japan

The Japanese runner finished in 1:08.49, well ahead of Hong Kong's Thomas Kiprotich (1:11.23) and John Duenas of the Philippines (1:13.18).

25 Feb 2013 - 4:13am

Nurse Christy Yiu claims women's half-marathon in Hong Kong

Yiu Kit-ching of Hong Kong

Christy Yiu Kit-ching made it a hat-trick of victories in the women's half-marathon but still walked from the course shaking her head and claiming she had got her race plan wrong.

25 Feb 2013 - 4:13am

Misiker Demissie wins women's title at Hong Kong Marathon for second time

Misiker Demissie of Ethiopia

The Ethiopian smashed the course record last year by 3-1/2 minutes to earn US$85,000, and though this year she couldn't pocket another new-record bonus, it was still not a bad payday for two hours, 30 minutes and 49 seconds' work.

25 Feb 2013 - 4:13am

Short Marathon

Jennifer Harvey

All the captains of industry were put to shame by Jennifer Harvey, who won the Leaders Cup race. "I'm not used to being chased by so many men," laughed Harvey, 44, after winning the fun run, an easy 1.8-kilometre loop from Wan Chai Sports Ground to Victoria Park. 

25 Feb 2013 - 4:13am