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Marathons

Personal best: accident of time helps Boston runner survive

While many runners commit, sacrifice and train for years to earn the monikers of "Boston Marathon qualifier" and "Boston Marathon finisher", I will now always be first and foremost, a Boston Marathon 2013 survivor, one who can still live to run another day.

Tuesday, 14 May, 2013, 11:30am 1 comment

Marathon Mania: Running on inspiration

Upon hearing of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon slogan "run for a reason" last year, Paul Evans knew he had to sign up.

20 Feb 2013 - 10:07am

Marathon Mania: Under starter's orders

It's finally here. Three months of arduous training have flown by, and on Sunday, I will run the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon.

20 Feb 2013 - 10:05am

Marathon mania: Mind over muscle

It's no secret that training for a marathon requires hard work, as early mornings, thigh-thrashing long runs and pushing near-sickening speeds become the norm.

18 Feb 2013 - 5:04pm

Marathon Mania: What's best in the long run?

Logically, if running is good for your health, then more must be better. But experts have discovered a point where the benefits are outweighed by the wear and tear on your heart - and research suggests it's about half of what training for a marathon requires.

22 Jan 2013 - 11:21am

Marathon Mania: week 3

The standard formula for calculating one's maximum heart rate is "220 minus your age". But experts suggest the textbook is wrong: everyone's maximums, from heart rate to output, are different. Understanding yours is the key to peak performance.

18 Dec 2012 - 9:42am

Unsung heroes

Name Ivan Li Chun-yin School Lingnan Hang Yee Memorial Secondary School Grade Form Six Sport Athletics (long-distance running)

Achievements

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Unsung heroes

Name Cheryl Cheung Wai-yin School Institute of Vocational Education (Chai Wan) Grade Year Two Sport Athletics

Achievements Cheryl, 20, from Tin Shui Wan, is a long-distance runner with Alexander Athletic Club and the athletics team at IVE, where she is studying for a higher diploma in beauty and health.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Step in the right direction

If it weren't for running, Gi Ka-man would probably be on a different path in life. The long-distance runner has represented Hong Kong and started his own athletic club, but he took a winding road to get there.

Gi, 28, grew up in Yuen Long where his family owned a grocery store. He started smoking in Form One and often skipped class in secondary school.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

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Give the gift of life with blood donation

While needing a blood transfusion is not a matter of choice, becoming a blood donor is.

Many people donate blood regularly to help others and this is a crucial service to those struggling with illness.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

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