Mary Gadams

Inquiry could lead to charge over ultra-race

The Hong Kong founder of an adventure racing company could face criminal charges in Australia after two runners almost died from third-degree burns suffered in an outback marathon she organised last year.

Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am

HK firm in clear over blaze-hit ultra-race

A Hong Kong-based company says it has been vindicated for continuing with an Australian ultra-marathon which ended in disaster when a bush fire engulfed part of the course, critically injuring two runners.

Racing The Planet chief executive Mary Gadams was among those taken to hospital with second-degree burns on her hands, arms and legs.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Race organiser under critical spotlight on TV

A Hong Kong-based adventure racing company has come under more criticism in an Australian television programme after two ultramarathon runners were trapped in a bushfire and left fighting for their lives.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

The fire was just coming towards me and I was running as fast as I could to escape. We ran up to the top of a nearby cliff

Racing the Planet's Mary Gadams on Friday's fire

In light of the current controversy surrounding News of the World, I have declined the bonus

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Bushfire traps runners in remote Australian event

Two people were fighting for their lives in hospital last night after a raging bushfire trapped runners taking part in a Hong Kong-organised ultramarathon across a remote area of Australia.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am