Standard Chartered Marathon

Third time lucky for Kenyan in Hong Kong Marathon

Julius Maisei of Kenya celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the Hong Kong Marathon on Sunday. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

In second place was another Kenyan, James Mbugua (2:14:28), while Ethiopia’s Deribe Robi was third (2:14:37) in the race on Sunday. Thirty-seven runners were taken to hospital and two admitted to intensive care, but Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association chairman Kwan Kee said they had regained consciousness.

Sunday, 24 February, 2013, 8:20pm 1 comment

Marathon Mania: Running on inspiration

Marathon runners Martha Ng (left) and Francis Ngai at West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade. Photo: Jonathan Wong

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

Rachel Jacqueline (black top) trains with top local female marathon runner, Alison Chow. Photo: Nora Tam

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

Runners take their case for shark fin ban to Hong Kong's big marathon

From left, runners Janet Ng, Kenneth Chan and Anthony Leung King-yan in their outfits for the race on February 24. Photo: Nora Tam

This will be the seventh consecutive year a group of elite local runners will run the entire 42-kilometre marathon in full-body shark costumes. "It's not so much the heavy shark head that's the challenge, but how hot and stuffy it gets in here," said Janet Ng Shiaw-hwa, as she wiggled into her suit at a demonstration in Tamar Park in Admiralty.

4 Feb 2013 - 4:40am 1 comment

Talking Points

Millions of pilgrims are in Mecca for the start of Islam's annual haj pilgrimage. Photo: Reuters

Millions join haj pilgrimage

24 Oct 2012 - 2:21am

Wheelchair race 'could become regular event'

Organisers will have to provide better arrangements for wheelchair racers if they are to continue the event next year.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong marathon sprints to half-million milestone

The milestone enrolment of half a million runners since the inception of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon has been reached, but the race is over for those who have yet to register for next year's event, as the record 70,000 quota has been filled.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Asian runners dominate race

Run in nearly perfect conditions, the Standard Chartered Marathon attracted a record number of competitors this year

More than 40,000 people participated in the Standard Chartered Marathon 2008 last Sunday. It was the highest number of participants in 12 years.

The first race was the 10-kilometre challenge, which started at 5.15 in the morning.

20 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

It's all praise for marathon effort

Organisers hailed the annual Standard Chartered Hong Kong International Marathon as a great success yesterday after the 10km event was moved to Hong Kong Island.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Crowds can take race to new heights

Organisers hoping to see a massive spectator turnout to cheer on runners

Will it be cold and soulless, or a heartwarming experience?

A record 49,947 runners will have the answer tomorrow.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Spirited marathon runners ready to put their health on the line

Some of the most determined athletes in the world are in Hong Kong this weekend. No, they aren't jumping into the boxing ring with a golden gloves champ. And they won't be stepping into the batters box to face a pitcher buzzing a ball by their ears at about 180km/h, or hurling themselves down a ski-jump.

4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

'Soulless' course is here to stay

It will be years before there is a more spectator-friendly route for the marathon

An awe-inspiring, spectator-friendly route to replace the 'soulless' Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon's present course is still years away.

1 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Williams sets HK record in Korea

Hong Kong's lone representative, Mark Williams, placed 25th in the Incheon International Half Marathon in South Korea yesterday and set a new Hong Kong record for the distance.

The event, which regularly attracts top-class international runners, was won by Kenya's Jose Kipkurgat Kogo, who clocked one hour, two minutes and 12 seconds for a Kenyan one-two-three finish.

27 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Surprise move makes local race 'official'

The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon has gained global recognition following a surprise move by the official international marathon sanctioning body to waive its three-year course qualifying rule and grant official status to the event, placing it on par with similar events in Boston, New York and London, according to an event organiser.

19 Feb 2000 - 12:00am