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Marathon

Marathons can be open and safe

The atrocity that hit Boston on Monday is not the first time a marathon has been targeted. In April 2008, 14 people were killed when a Tamil Tiger suicide bomber blew himself up at the start of a marathon celebrating the Sri Lankan new year, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100. Among the dead was Sri Lanka's most celebrated marathon runner, KA Karunaratne, who had competed in the 1992 Olympics and 1993 world championships.

Sunday, 21 April, 2013, 6:12am

The road warrior

It's 4.30am and Andre Blumberg wrestles with his alarm clock. Eyes full of sleep, he grabs a small pack filled with water and food before heading into the dark for his daily run - a two-hour sojourn in which he will cover a half-marathon distance while Hong Kong sleeps. It's a warm-up for the triple marathon distance he will run during the weekend and a stroll in comparison to the multiple ultra marathons he will complete this year.

10 Mar 2013 - 4:35am

Sports Digest, March 6, 2013

Sunray Cave Sun Hei took an early hit in their AFC Cup campaign as they went down 1-0 to New Radiant of the Maldives at National Stadium in Male last night.

6 Mar 2013 - 3:38am

Anthony Chan and Grace Lien take Reservoir race honours

Grace Lien Chia-hsuan stormed through the field to win the AVOHK Mizuno Reservoir Series women's race in a good time of 54 minutes and 47 seconds, but she was disappointed to be missing out on Sunday's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon.

18 Feb 2013 - 3:15am

Marathon Mania: Banking on the carbs

You could eat as much as you wanted before a marathon, but for such a long race, it's almost inevitable that you'll still run out of energy

29 Jan 2013 - 11:34am

Myanmar hosts first marathon in decades in Yangon

Gathering before dawn in the shadow of the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda, runners flashed victory signs as they pounded the streets of the former colonial capital, the scene of several bloody military crackdowns in the past.

28 Jan 2013 - 4:36am

Disability no hurdle to Special Marathon 2013 participants

Thousands of people took part in a special race yesterday aimed at breaking down the barriers for people with mental disabilities.

A record-high turnout of 1,988 people took part in the three-kilometre and five-kilometre races of the iRun Hong Kong Jockey Club Special Marathon 2013, organised by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals.

21 Jan 2013 - 4:59am

Nepalese Manikala Rai aims for Vibram 100

Five years ago, Manikala Rai was inspired to take up running after watching a group of women descend Everest in the high-altitude Tenzing Hillary Marathon. Tomorrow, she will be the one to inspire, as she becomes the first woman to represent Nepal in the Vibram Hong Kong 100.

18 Jan 2013 - 4:27am

Marathon Mania: Running on empty

There was more fizzle than bang in my run this week as I was struck with a case of the runner's blues. I hit the snooze button repeatedly, missed my runs, and made up excuses during speed sessions to avoid finishing all the repetitions.

16 Jan 2013 - 4:55pm

Make the best of the rest

Rest replaces my usual schedule of drills, speed work and long runs on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

8 Jan 2013 - 10:14am

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