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Thomas Kiprotich

Unicef charity run raises over HK$9 million for expectant mothers

Runners in the Unicef Charity Run's 10km event begin the race in wet conditions. Photo: Richard Castka

Charity was the big winner at the Unicef Half Marathon and 10km race yesterday with more than HK$9 million raised to buy Aids testing equipment for mothers-to-be in the developing world.

Monday, 26 November, 2012, 3:06am

Hongkonger upstages champion Kiprotich

Defending champion Thomas Kiprotich had his hands full during the half-marathon - and after it finished trying to keep his young son, Noah, on a leash. It was a losing cause on both occasions.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

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.

More than HK$8.5 million raised will help children avoid the impact of HIV/Aids, thanks to Unicef's global campaign to test pregnant women and to prevent the transmission of the HIV/Aids virus to babies.

28 Nov 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

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

Chan fends off Kiprotich challenge

Chan Ka-ho ran his second-fastest time to win the Mizuno Hong Kong Half Marathon at Tai Mei Tuk yesterday.

10 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Mackevicius in record-breaking feat

Former Australian international athlete Clinton Mackevicius shattered the course record in the second round of the AVOHK Adidas 5K Series at Bowen Road yesterday. The 32-year-old from Melbourne, a regular visitor to Hong Kong, ran a time of 14 minutes and 34 seconds to chop more than half a minute from the previous course record of 15:10 set by Thomas Kiprotich last year.

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am