Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon

Stefano Passarello eyes Hong Kong marathon record in Berlin

Stefano Passarello is bound for Berlin in September. Photo: SCMP Pictures

After finishing as the top local runner at the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon on Sunday, Stefano Passarello is out to beat the 30-year-old all-time Hong Kong record - "if my wife doesn't divorce me".

Wednesday, 19 February, 2014, 9:47am

Ethiopia's Rehima Kedir wins the Hong Kong Marathon

Ethiopian Rehima Kedir kisses the ground at the finish of the marathon in Victoria Park. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Rehima Kedir was in two minds for a second or two as she motored towards the finish line in the women's marathon.

The 28-year-old Ethiopian was out in front but, like the crowd gathered inside Victoria Park, had been expecting a challenge to emerge from two-time winner Misiker Demissie down the stretch.

17 Feb 2014 - 11:25am

Chan Yee-ki defends junior 10km title but still has more to prove

Rebecki Chan Yee-ki shows off her prizes after winning the women's junior 10km race. Photo: Kevin Kung

Rebecki Chan Yee-ki won her fourth title in the past five years in the junior 10km race on Sunday, but will not rest until she appears on the podium with the fastest women.

17 Feb 2014 - 11:20am

Veteran Clinton Mackevicius holds off young bucks

Clinton Mackevicius with his 10km Men's and Masters One champions trophies. Photo: David Wong

It took just 32 minutes and 22 seconds for an emotional Clinton Mackevicius to mark the one-year anniversary of his mother's death by retaining the overall title in the men's 10 kilometre race.

"It was nice to come back and defend my title as it was also a special day for me," said Mackevicius.

17 Feb 2014 - 11:21am

Christy Yiu wins 10km race but rues failing to break 36 minutes

Christy Yiu is delighted as she crosses the line yesterday to win the women's 10km Challenge well ahead of her rivals. Photo: Nora Tam

A whole three minutes - an eternity in a runner's world - separated Christy Yiu Kit-ching from the rest of the women's field in the 10-kilometre race. But it was not enough to satisfy her.

"My expected time was under 36 minutes, so I'm a little bit disappointed," said the 26-year old, who ran 36 minutes and 14 seconds and blamed strong headwinds for slowing her down.

17 Feb 2014 - 11:23am

Ethiopians' team tactics work a treat as Gemada Heyera savours victory

Gemada Feyera of Ethiopia leaves his rivals trailing in his wake to claim victory in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. Photo: Nora Tam,

Late bloomer Gemada Feyera dashed the dreams of Julius Maisei - bidding to become the first man to defend the title - to win the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon yesterday.

17 Feb 2014 - 11:24am

Jane Richards finally sees victory after 20 years

Jane Richards crosses the finish line at Victoria Park to win the women's Half Marathon. Photo: Nora Tam

It is only taken 20 years, but Jane Richards celebrated the first victory of her running career on Sunday as the women's overall half-marathon champion.

"I can't believe I've won, I've never won a race before," said an ecstatic Richards, who finished in one hour, 26 minutes and five seconds. "I won an 800-metre track race when I was 12, but not since then."

17 Feb 2014 - 11:19am

Lau Tsun-ling's strategic switch to running lands first major title

Lau Tsun-ling won the men's junior half marathon. Photo: Kevin Kung

Examinations may have stalled Lau Tsun-ling's triathlon career, but it has allowed him to concentrate on running and the rewards came in the junior half marathon yesterday.

17 Feb 2014 - 11:27am

Planning pays off for Wang Kun

The mainland's Wang Kun beams as he crosses the finish line in Victoria Park in the men's half marathon. Photo: Nora Tam

It was a battle of bodies and wits between the leading pair of Wang Kun and Kawarai Tsukasa in the men's half marathon.

For a long time the runners seemed content to take it in turns out in front before the 21-year-old Wang kicked clear for his first-ever race victory and the Macau-based student revealed afterwards it had all gone to plan, from his side at least.

17 Feb 2014 - 11:26am

Record 64,000 runners take to the streets in Hong Kong Marathon

Organisers deal with a leaking inflated arch at the start line of the annual marathon in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday. Photo: K.Y.Cheng

Despite the adrenaline coursing through the veins of tens of thousands of competitors, there was a strangely deflated feel at the starting line of yesterday's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon.

17 Feb 2014 - 11:23am 2 comments

Michelle Lowry scales back her running to focus on studies but is still top Hong Kong marathon hope

Michelle Lowry will attempt to again be the first local woman home in the Hong Kong Marathon.Photos: Richard Castka

12 Feb 2014 - 11:30am

Help needed to make dream real

Benjamin Hung Pi-cheng, CEO of Standard and Chartered Bank (centre) crossing the finish point during the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2013. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Benjamin Hung Pi-cheng has a dream - that one day the Hong Kong Marathon can be among the biggest and best in the world. The Standard Chartered Bank chief is realistic enough to concede his dream encompasses the whole shebang - all three categories of races - which successfully concluded last Sunday.

3 Mar 2013 - 4:00am

Marathon Mania: run for the joy of it

Rachel Jacqueline (above left) and her friend Milly Hall before the race. Photo: Nora Tam

The thought of running a marathon three months ago seemed daunting and beyond my capability. But then I got curious. If marathons really are as tough as I thought, why do millions of people run in them worldwide each year? 

26 Feb 2013 - 9:47am

Photo taking may have caused marathon pile-up

Participants begin the 10km event at the Eastern Corridor expressway starting line. Photo: SCMP

Hong Kong Marathon organisers said a pile-up during the start of the 10km event may have been caused by a runner stopping to photograph herself.

25 Feb 2013 - 5:03pm

HK marathon can be among world's best, says bank chief

Thousands of runners hit the streets. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association said the annual showpiece had reached bursting point with room only for 2,000 more runners this year. The total entry was a record 72,000, with nearly 7,000 failing to show. Last year, 62,300 started.

25 Feb 2013 - 8:11am 1 comment