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Hong Kong's Claire Price runner-up at French ultra-trail race

Claire Price keeps up her top form, following her record-breaking win at the Vibram Hong Kong 100 race in January this year (pictured). Photo: Lloyd Belcher

Saturday, 31 August, 2013, 7:12pm 11 comments

Kimberley Ultramarathon burn victims to sue race organiser

Mary Gadams

Two runners injured in an ultra-marathon in a remote part of Western Australia plan to bring a multimillion-dollar civil action against the race's Hong Kong-based organisers.

18 Nov 2012 - 4:58am 1 comment

Inquiry could lead to charge over ultra-race

The Hong Kong founder of an adventure racing company could face criminal charges in Australia after two runners almost died from third-degree burns suffered in an outback marathon she organised last year.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

HK next territory on 4 Deserts champ's hit list

When Ryan Sandes received an invitation in his mailbox from his running team, Salomon International, to take part in a 100-kilometre trail run in Hong Kong, he thought he was dreaming.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Risk and reward

Gone are the days of a bake sale to collect funds for charity. Dan Parr wouldn't dream of selling cookies. He prefers to do it the hard way like running 250 kilometres in the Sahara to raise money for a children's charity.

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Race was run by 'a mob of cowboys'

Australian police have criticised Hong Kong-based adventure racing company Racing The Planet for their staging of an ultramarathon which left two runners fighting for their lives after they were trapped in a bushfire.

8 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

One chef who never runs out of steam

Heinz Fischer is not the president of Austria - at least not this Heinz Fischer, an award-winning chef who is experienced at running both kitchens and ultramarathons.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Football flab to fit and fab

It's hard to believe Eric LaHaie once played American football professionally, but that was 20kg, five years and another country ago. Since moving to Hong Kong from New York in June 2008, the Maryland native, 30, has switched jobs (investment banking to sports retail) and sports (to ultrarunning).

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Girl, 8, ends run at flag ceremony

Junk food and toys were on the mind of young ultra-marathon runner Zhang Huimin after the eight-year-old's controversial 4000km running odyssey ended yesterday in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

29 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Extraordinary adventurers

The Sahara Race is an extraordinary event. For seven days, runners chart a course through Africa's White Desert to the Sphinx in Egypt over 250 kilometres, alone for the most part as they forge their way through the sand and the heat and the hardships.

10 Dec 2006 - 12:00am