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Formula E helps University of Hong Kong students design racing car of the future

HKU Racing team gears up for Formula Student competition in July after some tips from DS Techeetah boss Mark Preston during Hong Kong E-Prix

14 Mar 2019 - 3:46PM
Formula E helps University of Hong Kong students design racing car of the future

HKU Racing team gears up for Formula Student competition in July after some tips from DS Techeetah boss Mark Preston during Hong Kong E-Prix

Formula E: Jean-Eric Vergne ‘eating black bread’ but won’t crumble under Hong Kong pressure

Defending champion believes ‘it can only get better from here’ after shaky start to season five, and hopes his bad luck is over heading into Hong Kong E-Prix

10 Mar 2019 - 11:26AM
Formula E: Jean-Eric Vergne ‘eating black bread’ but won’t crumble under Hong Kong pressure

Defending champion believes ‘it can only get better from here’ after shaky start to season five, and hopes his bad luck is over heading into Hong Kong E-Prix

Formula E: Alejandro Agag wants wet outdoor, dry indoor London E-Prix – ‘that will be unique in racing’

Chairman Alejandro Agag says ‘very cool’ season six finale will be a highlight of the calendar, with NIO driver Oliver Turvey relishing the return of a home race

9 Mar 2019 - 11:10PM
Formula E: Alejandro Agag wants wet outdoor, dry indoor London E-Prix – ‘that will be unique in racing’

Chairman Alejandro Agag says ‘very cool’ season six finale will be a highlight of the calendar, with NIO driver Oliver Turvey relishing the return of a home race

Kazufumi Ose wins thrilling, controversial TransLantau 100 after French rival given wrong directions
  • Japanese runner turns the tables on his French rivals to win in an incredible time of 12:02:39
5 Mar 2019 - 2:16PM
Kazufumi Ose wins thrilling, controversial TransLantau 100 after French rival given wrong directions
  • Japanese runner turns the tables on his French rivals to win in an incredible time of 12:02:39
Hong Kong Marathon: record-breaking Kenyan Barnabas Kiptum so far ahead his rivals never saw him

Second-paced Ethiopian Dawit Wolde says he thought he had won after battling two others to the finish line

18 Feb 2019 - 9:34AM
Hong Kong Marathon: record-breaking Kenyan Barnabas Kiptum so far ahead his rivals never saw him

Second-paced Ethiopian Dawit Wolde says he thought he had won after battling two others to the finish line

Hong Kong Marathon: Christy Yiu makes stunning return from pregnancy hiatus in half marathon

Rio Olympian now sets her sights on qualifying for Tokyo and husband Chan Ka-ho believes she can do it

17 Feb 2019 - 9:48PM
Hong Kong Marathon: Christy Yiu makes stunning return from pregnancy hiatus in half marathon

Rio Olympian now sets her sights on qualifying for Tokyo and husband Chan Ka-ho believes she can do it

Nine Dragons Ultra: US Olympian Magda Boulet takes a commanding lead in women’s contest

Hong Kong’s Jcy Ho finishes the 50 miles in 14 hours, 17 minutes and 52 seconds

2 Feb 2019 - 6:30PM
Nine Dragons Ultra: US Olympian Magda Boulet takes a commanding lead in women’s contest

Hong Kong’s Jcy Ho finishes the 50 miles in 14 hours, 17 minutes and 52 seconds

Nine Dragons Ultra: France’s Julien Chorier holds slender lead over Japan’s Kazufumi Ose after 50-mile leg of race

50 miles were completed on Saturday; 50 kilometres lay ahead on Sunday

2 Feb 2019 - 4:45PM
Nine Dragons Ultra: France’s Julien Chorier holds slender lead over Japan’s Kazufumi Ose after 50-mile leg of race

50 miles were completed on Saturday; 50 kilometres lay ahead on Sunday

Domestic helper battles through knee injury to take first place in Braemar Hill 45km trail race

Fredelyn Alberto continues her good form to win another race, only a week after taking first at the Gurkha Trailblazer

20 Jan 2019 - 9:47PM
Domestic helper battles through knee injury to take first place in Braemar Hill 45km trail race

Fredelyn Alberto continues her good form to win another race, only a week after taking first at the Gurkha Trailblazer

The French agree – Tai Mo Shan Ultra is one of the toughest races in the world
Law Kai-pong battles the elements to win Hong Kong’s toughest race at the Ultra-Trail Tai Mo Shan 2019

The 31-year-old boat worker completes the gruelling 162km race in 23 hours, 44 minutes and eight seconds, while Li Lai-ting wins the women’s race

7 Jan 2019 - 9:13AM
Law Kai-pong battles the elements to win Hong Kong’s toughest race at the Ultra-Trail Tai Mo Shan 2019

The 31-year-old boat worker completes the gruelling 162km race in 23 hours, 44 minutes and eight seconds, while Li Lai-ting wins the women’s race

Hong Kong firefighter Wong Ho-chung in red-hot form as he wins Mizuno race at Tai Mei Tuk
Embracing global opportunities

Apart from technology advancement and globalisation, academics and top executives are examining the outlook of the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ and its impact on the world

28 Jan 2019 - 11:19AM
Embracing global opportunities

Apart from technology advancement and globalisation, academics and top executives are examining the outlook of the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ and its impact on the world

I want to be the best tennis player in the world, says star in the making Coleman Wong
MBA - beyond the deal

MBA courses worldwide focus more on entrepreneurship, social responsibility and technology applications, among other business skills

21 Dec 2018 - 2:24PM
MBA -  beyond the deal

MBA courses worldwide focus more on entrepreneurship, social responsibility and technology applications, among other business skills

How Vlad Ixel traded his addictions for a career in elite trail running and why he’s scaling back on his new crutch

The Ukrainian is one of Asia’s top runners but only took up the sport at 25

7 Jan 2019 - 11:03AM
How Vlad Ixel traded his addictions for a career in elite trail running and why he’s scaling back on his new crutch

The Ukrainian is one of Asia’s top runners but only took up the sport at 25

Yan Longfei continues to dominate Hong Kong trail running scene ‘without running seriously’ at North Face 50

Chinese runner breaks more records as he easily wins the 50k race at Lantau and plans on competing in Sunday’s Shenzhen International Marathon

15 Dec 2018 - 11:03PM
Yan Longfei continues to dominate Hong Kong trail running scene ‘without running seriously’ at North Face 50

Chinese runner breaks more records as he easily wins the 50k race at Lantau and plans on competing in Sunday’s Shenzhen International Marathon

Trail running brings domestic helpers and bosses together in Lantau Vertical race

Runners with different backgrounds come together in competition at the Lantau Vertical race

9 Dec 2018 - 8:32AM
Trail running brings domestic helpers and bosses together in Lantau Vertical race

Runners with different backgrounds come together in competition at the Lantau Vertical race

Lantau 50: Dr Cheung cements her place as Asia’s top skyrunner as she claims regional title
Lantau 50 Asian Skyrunning Championship: Raul Butaci wins hotly contested men’s race
Oxfam Trailwalker: The final team cross 100km finish line after nearly 48 hours of walking, despite injuries and pain

The Mads cry and embrace each other after two days on Hong Kong’s famous ultramarathon

19 Nov 2018 - 1:16PM
Oxfam Trailwalker: The final team cross 100km finish line after nearly 48 hours of walking, despite injuries and pain

The Mads cry and embrace each other after two days on Hong Kong’s famous ultramarathon

Yan Longfei smashes TransNT record despite treating it like a ‘practice game’ and slowing down for teammate

The 33-year-old enjoys the ‘nice scenery’ while breaking 57km race record by 80 minutes, and even slows down for teammate Deng Guomin

10 Nov 2018 - 5:51PM
Yan Longfei smashes TransNT record despite treating it like a ‘practice game’ and slowing down for teammate

The 33-year-old enjoys the ‘nice scenery’ while breaking 57km race record by 80 minutes, and even slows down for teammate Deng Guomin

TransNT: urination blackout scare for John Ellis but Hong Kong trail running legend rallies to finish fourth

Australian suffers cuts on legs from feinting after urinating in warm-up, and says ‘fortunately I finished … or I would have woken up a little bit wet as well’

10 Nov 2018 - 5:51PM
TransNT: urination blackout scare for John Ellis but Hong Kong trail running legend rallies to finish fourth

Australian suffers cuts on legs from feinting after urinating in warm-up, and says ‘fortunately I finished … or I would have woken up a little bit wet as well’

Hong Kong trail running calendar and schedule: choose from the long list of races in 2018-19

Hong Kong offers races for all levels and abilities, from short sprints to multi-day ultramarathons

18 Nov 2018 - 3:07PM
Hong Kong trail running calendar  and schedule: choose from the long list of races in 2018-19

Hong Kong offers races for all levels and abilities, from short sprints to multi-day ultramarathons

Domestic helpers win Great Relay trail race by dog walking and training with shopping bags

Team Bandilang Pinas were the first women to finish the gruelling race and hope that other domestic helpers will see the benefits of running

7 Nov 2018 - 1:33PM
Domestic helpers win Great Relay trail race by dog walking and training with shopping bags

Team Bandilang Pinas were the first women to finish the gruelling race and hope that other domestic helpers will see the benefits of running

Runners inspire LGBT community to be visible in Hong Kong after fourth-place finish at The Great Relay

OutRunners give members of the LGBT community an active outlet if they want more than just clubs and bars

7 Nov 2018 - 10:26AM
Runners inspire LGBT community to be visible in Hong Kong after fourth-place finish at The Great Relay

OutRunners give members of the LGBT community an active outlet if they want more than just clubs and bars

Hong Kong trail running at breaking point because of insane number of races, says Race Base boss

Fewer teams force organisers to cancel 10-hour format at The Great Relay event in Aberdeen Country Park

6 Nov 2018 - 9:24PM
Hong Kong trail running at breaking point because of insane number of races, says Race Base boss

Fewer teams force organisers to cancel 10-hour format at The Great Relay event in Aberdeen Country Park

Ultramarathon de Sai Kung: sign-tampering, disqualifications and chaos mar event’s debut

‘I would have won easily, without a doubt,’ says Guangzhou runner who falls victim to marker ribbons being moved, maliciously or not

9 Nov 2018 - 6:20AM
Ultramarathon de Sai Kung: sign-tampering, disqualifications and chaos mar event’s debut

‘I would have won easily, without a doubt,’ says Guangzhou runner who falls victim to marker ribbons being moved, maliciously or not

Sichuan Earthquake survivors run Lantau Trail 70 despite amputations and suicidal thoughts

The charity Stand Tall has worked with amputees to get them to an ultramarathon on Lantau despite pain

29 Oct 2018 - 9:19PM
Sichuan Earthquake survivors run Lantau Trail 70 despite amputations and suicidal thoughts

The charity Stand Tall has worked with amputees to get them to an ultramarathon on Lantau despite pain

Lantau Trail 70 records smashed by Yan Longfei, Lucy Bartholomew – who won women’s race despite wild dog biting her buttock

Lucy Bartholomew bitten on buttock by dog while training but still shaves 50 minutes off women’s record, as Yan Longfei breaks men’s record by nearly 90 minutes

27 Oct 2018 - 9:40PM
Lantau Trail 70 records smashed by Yan Longfei, Lucy Bartholomew – who won women’s race despite wild dog biting her buttock

Lucy Bartholomew bitten on buttock by dog while training but still shaves 50 minutes off women’s record, as Yan Longfei breaks men’s record by nearly 90 minutes

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