Wang Junxia

Eight-year-old girl's 4,000km 'Olympic' run ends in Beijing

The father of the eight-year-old girl who has just completed an ultra-marathon run of more than 4,000km said yesterday she had been spurred on by national pride, paternal pressure and her natural talent.

Monday, 27 August, 2007, 12:00am

Marathon 'all about enjoying yourself'

The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon has its critics, but distance-running legend Wang Junxia isn't one of them.

A soulless course and suffocating smog cast a pall over the race, but Wang, the first Chinese female to win gold in the 5,000m at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, said 'running for enjoyment' was what Sunday's race would be all about.

8 May 2015 - 5:57pm

Fun expo as marathon fever grips Hong Kong

With the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon around the corner, organisers have lined up fun-filled activities for runners as well as families this weekend.

The Marathon Expo, to be held at Victoria Park, is one of the largest promotional events for the annual showpiece race, which will be held on March 4.

8 May 2015 - 5:57pm

Life after Ma's Army

Ever since Wang Junxia set the current world records in the women's 10,000 and 3,000-metre races, she has been one of the world's best-known runners. But when she was in middle school, her teachers didn't know what to make of her. The school was in a small town near the northeastern port

1 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Composed victory for improving Sun

At 17 she may not be ready for next year's Olympic Games, but during yesterday's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon Sun Weiwei displayed the kind of composure and maturity rarely shown by someone of her age.

17 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

'Super ants' the latest fuel for Ma's young army

China's controversial chain-smoking coach Ma Junren is searching high and low for the right kind of ants. Having already struck gold with his famed turtle blood and caterpillar fungus diet, Ma is now looking for an easier source of protein to fuel his runners.

16 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Athlete wins appeal over cigarette advert

Olympic gold medallist Wang Junxia has won an appeal against the Yunnan Kunming Cigarette Factory, which used her photograph without permission in an advertisement in 1996, according to a Shanghai newspaper report.

17 May 2001 - 12:00am

The race for sporting elitism

DOES RACE MATTER in sport? As the country settles down in front of the box to watch and see if China's team can score another record haul of medals at the Sydney Games, it is an issue that will come up in many conversations.

8 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Qu aims to emulate legendary trainer Ma

WORLD record holder Qu Yunxia knows what it takes to be among the cream of the world's distance runners and this knowledge is an invaluable asset in her new challenge - to train up another champion for China.

16 Jan 2000 - 12:00am