US athlete Suzy Favor Hamilton admits working as a prostitute

Suzy Favor Hamilton falls during the 1,500 metres final at Sydney. Photo: New York Times

Three-time American Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton says she coped with depression and a troubled marriage by turning to a life of prostitution.

Saturday, 22 December, 2012, 1:46am

Runners should be in good shape

The annual Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon is a noteworthy event, but the death of a 26-year-old male runner cast a shadow over this year's race.

It brought up the question of whether the organisers should ask participants for medical approval beforehand.

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Be aware of risks you are running

City marathons are a tricky business for organisers, having to be competitive for professionals, a challenge for amateurs and enjoyable for fun runners. All the while, they have to be safe, with education programmes and training months before the race and medical help close at hand throughout for every person taking part.

8 May 2015 - 5:57pm

Runner collapses and dies after finishing race

A 26-year-old male runner collapsed and later died in hospital after competing in the half-marathon race yesterday, casting a pall over the city's biggest participatory sporting event.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

What is your favourite quote?

Nanor Wong Si-yee, 17, St Margaret's Co-educational English Secondary School

14 Dec 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

City Digest

Anniversary event runner dies in hospital

Drainage Services Department technical officer Ng Kee-wah, 41, died in hospital yesterday, four days after he collapsed during a 10-kilometre run at Tei Mei Tuk, Tai Po. Saturday's event was held to mark the Water Supplies Department's 160th anniversary. The department will assist Ng's family.

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Lucky Nine gets no breaks on day of drama

Hong Kong trainer Caspar Fownes was left frustrated over the Japanese rules of racing after a drama-laden Sprinters Stakes in Tokyo yesterday that saw his runner Lucky Nine bruised and beaten and stewards took no action.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

History beckons sprint wizard Black Caviar at Flemington

Champion Australian sprinter Black Caviar is starting to brush aside long-standing records as easily as she keeps brushing aside her opposition and success in tomorrow's Newmarket Handicap at Flemington will take her to a new benchmark.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Transparency needed to make marathon a winner

The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon attracted a record 65,000 entries this year, which shows that the annual event has become increasingly popular, drawing local and international runners. It has become the high point of the city's annual public events, and a 'Brand Hong Kong' affair supported by the government and community.

8 May 2015 - 5:57pm

Teacher Mark is top of class again in 10km

Mark Ryan spends his working week chasing children around his Po Lam school, but yesterday the Canadian teacher set the pace to claim a second victory in the 10km event in three years.

21 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Leung's runner blows TT players away

The big upset of the card belonged to trainer Peter Ho Leung, whose Derby purchase Kharu defied the 'green light gamblers' to win at odds of almost 50-1 and decimate the great majority of Triple Trio tickets in the opening leg.

15 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Bank on Purton and Prosperous

Zac Purton is the new punters' pal after booting home his treble on Sunday, including wins on two long-odds on hopes, and Triple Trio players can bank on him creating a far more healthy return on Prosperous in the middle leg at Happy Valley tomorrow night.

19 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Making lives easy - and getting paid

University students from less prosperous families often have to take part-time jobs to help support themselves. They often work as tutors or in sales. But a new job option has emerged recently: the 'errand generation' gets paid to pick up things like food and packages for others.

29 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Man has his own Time on the stage

Though there was little left on the bone for anyone by the time Caspar Fownes had been through the card, the boom season for Manfred Man Ka-leung continued with My Time, surely an omen tip for jockey Brett Prebble's day.

21 Jun 2010 - 12:00am