Richard Castka

Kiprotich takes fourth Unicef title

New-born children were the big winners at Hong Kong Disneyland yesterday when more than 13,000 people took to the roads for the fifth staging of the Unicef Charity Run.

Monday, 28 November, 2011, 12:00am

Kiprotich happy to take gold in HK heat

Thomas Kiprotich enjoyed a gun-to-tape win in the New Balance Gold Coast 15km at Tsuen Wan yesterday.

The Kenyan-born runner (pictured) said his recent training had been going well and that his plan for the race was to take a tilt at the Hong Kong record.

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Sprinters steal the show at city championships

Sprinters provided the highlights of the XTep Hong Kong Track and Field Championship finals at Wan Chai Sports Ground yesterday, the culmination of a long season of qualifying events.

Fong Yee-pui claimed the double in the women's 100m and 200m finals, but was denied a personal best (PB) for the 100m as she had to battle a head wind of 1.4 metres per second.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

HK Diamond Mile seeks major sponsor

Yesterday's Hong Kong International Diamond Mile in Central could well turn to gold if a sponsor can be found for next year's race.

Kwan Kee, chairman of the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association (HKAAA) said that he would like to see the event brought back into the annual calendar, but that a title sponsor would need to be found to cover the costs.

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Kiprotich, Lowry blitz field in 10K

Course records were set in both the men's and the women's races in the New Balance 10K at Tsuen Wan yesterday.

Thomas Kiprotich led home the 2,200-strong field in a swift 31 minutes and 58 seconds, while Michelle Lowry decimated the women's field to win in her second consecutive 10km race in 37:03.

26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Teenager makes his mark as HK athletes bag medals

Hong Kong's Liu Tin-wai set a new Hong Kong junior men's decathlon record on the second and final day of the Inter-City Athletic Championships at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground yesterday.

The 18-year-old claimed the bronze medal, finishing behind runaway winner Manuel Lasangue of the Philippines, and Hong Kong record holder Ng Chit-wing in second.

4 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Leaping into the record books

On a weekend when surviving the blistering heat was an achievement in itself, Tse Mang-chi (pictured) set a Hong Kong record of 12.61 metres in the women's triple jump during round three of the two-day Xtep Athletic League at Tseung Kwan O.

6 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Passarello saves himself for big finish

Stefano Passarello overcame an injured leg to win the Asics Tolo Harbour 10k race after a sprint finish against training partner Curtis Barclay in Sha Tin yesterday. The Italian stayed well off the pace in the first half of the popular event, which this year saw 1,300 runners compete in the 10km race and a further 200 juniors in the Beat Drugs 4km event.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

53-year-old Kenyan upstages field

Runners have become used to chasing a Kenyan athlete at local road races but were surprised to be chasing 53-year-old Kemei Francis Kimeli in the Boxing Day Race at Wan Chai Gap. Kimeli blazed around the 4km loop of Mount Cameron and, despite falling and cutting his left leg on the trail section at the 2km mark, still won in 14 minutes and 54 seconds.

27 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Gebre Gesesse bids for two in a row

Ethiopia's Roman Gebre Gesesse will attempt to make it two in a row when she defends her title tomorrow morning in the Macau Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon. Gesesse led the women's race last year to claim victory in two hours, 37 minutes and eight seconds, but fellow Ethiopians Gishu Mindaye Tilahun and Yenealem Buli will hope to prevent Gesesse from a repeat victory.

4 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Aboye wins Tai Mei Tuk 10km race

Daniel Aboye claimed the men's overall title in the inaugural New Balance Tai Mei Tuk 10K race yesterday morning. The Ethiopian completed a gun-to-tape victory in 34 minutes and 58 seconds. Times were generally slow because of a strong cross wind on Plover Cove dam. Choi Tat-ming took second place (35:29) and Lai Ki-ho was third (35:32).

11 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

HK boys and girls grab silver

The Hong Kong squad won silver medals in both the boys and the girls team events in the Subic Bay International Asian Cup and ASTC Junior Championships in the Philippines yesterday. Hong Kong finished second to Japan in both events, which featured a 750m sea swim, 20km bike ride and 5.3km run.

2 May 2010 - 12:00am

HK grab three Asian Cup gold medals

The Hong Kong squad claimed three gold medals in the Subic ITU Asian Cup in the Philippines yesterday. Olympian Daniel Lee Chi-wo retained his title in the men's elite race, while China's Zhang Yi-ming and Sun Li-wei finished second and third.

18 May 2009 - 12:00am

Lee in confident mood

Daniel Lee Chi-wo heads into Sunday's opening event of the new ITU world championship series in South Korea in a confident mood after a top-20 finish in last weekend's Ishigaki World Cup event in Japan. 'Ishigaki was a good race for me, and I'm now looking forward to racing in Korea,' said Lee (pictured), who finished nearly five minutes behind Australia's Courtney Atkinson in 18th place.

29 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Wong gets Year of the Ox off to a flyer

Wong Tin-yau started his Year of the Ox with victory in the Mizuno Fat Choi Race at The Peak yesterday. Wong clocked 25 minutes and 11 seconds, ahead of Chung Tak-lun (25:30) and defending champ Choi Tat-ming (25:41). Charlotte Cutler won the women's race in 28:17, 19 seconds ahead of training partner Jane Hodgskin (28:36).

29 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

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