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Practice pays off for jet-setting Katrin Buchta at Hong Kong Open Water Swimming Series
‘Why can’t they find land elsewhere to build their houses?’: tour stars question government plans to bulldoze Hong Kong Golf Club
China number one Li Haotong only has one thing on his mind at Hong Kong Open – victory
Kenya’s Menjo Josphat Kiprono sets new Hong Kong 10km all comers record
Dave Bedford backs Sebastian Coe to lead world athletics despite ignoring doping test blackmail allegations
Li Haotong aiming for world’s top 50 after breakthrough season
Shorter is sweeter for Mabel Lui as she salutes in Hong Kong 10km Challenge
Olympics-bound Christy Yiu scoops bumper Hong Kong Marathon payday after finishing sixth
Record time set in Hong Kong Cross Country Championships by Taiwan runner Chang Chih-hsuan

Taiwan's Chang Chih-hsuan made her debut in the Lucozade Hong Kong Cross Country Championships a winning one at Fanling yesterday, just one day after claiming the Unicef 10km at Disneyland.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Taiwan's Chang Chih-hsuan made her debut in the Lucozade Hong Kong Cross Country Championships a winning one at Fanling yesterday, just one day after claiming the Unicef 10km at Disneyland.

Record time set in Hong Kong Cross Country Championships by Taiwan runner Chang Chih-hsuan
Cool and confident: Wang Kun races to victory in Asics Hong Kong 10k Challenge

Wang Kun is making a habit out of winning Hong Kong biggest distance races. The Macau-based mainlander led home the 6,000 starters in Sunday's Asics Hong Kong 10k Challenge with consummate ease, and said he now intends to defend his half-marathon title in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon event in January.

2 Nov 2015 - 8:22PM

Wang Kun is making a habit out of winning Hong Kong biggest distance races. The Macau-based mainlander led home the 6,000 starters in Sunday's Asics Hong Kong 10k Challenge with consummate ease, and said he now intends to defend his half-marathon title in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon event in January.

Cool and confident: Wang Kun races to victory in Asics Hong Kong 10k Challenge
China's elder statesman Zhang Lianwei begins second career on European Senior Tour

Zhang Lianwei is loving life as a rookie - at the age of 50. China's pioneering golfer has just begun his second career and is tackling it in the same way he did when he turned pro some 20 years ago - playing to win.

6 Sep 2015 - 1:14AM

Zhang Lianwei is loving life as a rookie - at the age of 50. China's pioneering golfer has just begun his second career and is tackling it in the same way he did when he turned pro some 20 years ago - playing to win.

China's elder statesman Zhang Lianwei begins second career on European Senior Tour
Hong Kong's Christy Yiu 'runs through wall' for respectable marathon finish in world championships debut

Christy Yiu Kit-ching, Hong Kong's sole representative in the world athletics championships, finished a respectable 32nd from 63 starters in the marathon in Beijing on Sunday, despite hitting the wall early in the race.

31 Aug 2015 - 8:39AM

Christy Yiu Kit-ching, Hong Kong's sole representative in the world athletics championships, finished a respectable 32nd from 63 starters in the marathon in Beijing on Sunday, despite hitting the wall early in the race.

Hong Kong's Christy Yiu 'runs through wall' for respectable marathon finish in world championships debut
Hong Kong juniors triumph in Asian Cup triathlon event

Hong Kong competitors swept the board in the elite male junior section at the Shizuishan ASTC Triathlon Premium Asian Cup in northern China on Sunday.

7 Jul 2015 - 11:27AM

Hong Kong competitors swept the board in the elite male junior section at the Shizuishan ASTC Triathlon Premium Asian Cup in northern China on Sunday.

Hong Kong juniors triumph in Asian Cup triathlon event
Breakthrough triathlon win for Hong Kong's Hilda Choi

Hong Kong’s Hilda Choi Yan-yin claimed her first ITU victory as an elite senior athlete in the Asian Triathlon Cup in Burabay, Kazakhstan, on Sunday.

28 Jun 2015 - 11:41PM

Hong Kong’s Hilda Choi Yan-yin claimed her first ITU victory as an elite senior athlete in the Asian Triathlon Cup in Burabay, Kazakhstan, on Sunday.

Breakthrough triathlon win for Hong Kong's Hilda Choi
She's already qualified for the Olympics, but Hong Kong marathon runner Christy Yiu aims to get even faster

Christy Yiu Kit-ching will turn up the heat on her marathon career at the world championships in Beijing in August after running almost four minutes inside the Olympic qualifying time in the Volkswagen Prague Marathon.

7 May 2015 - 8:42PM

Christy Yiu Kit-ching will turn up the heat on her marathon career at the world championships in Beijing in August after running almost four minutes inside the Olympic qualifying time in the Volkswagen Prague Marathon.

She's already qualified for the Olympics, but Hong Kong marathon runner Christy Yiu aims to get even faster
Quick riches attracting Kenyan hopefuls looking to cash in on China's marathon scene

Long-distance athletes, who base themselves in Hong Kong, target the vast sums on offer from the mainland's burgeoning running scene

12 Apr 2015 - 10:01PM

Long-distance athletes, who base themselves in Hong Kong, target the vast sums on offer from the mainland's burgeoning running scene

Quick riches attracting Kenyan hopefuls looking to cash in on China's marathon scene
Christy Yiu Kit-ching misses Rio Olympics qualifying time but coaches still happy
Late but never last, gone but not forgotten: how 'Mr Yip' inspired scores of Hong Kong runners

Yip Lun-ming, or Mr Yip as he was known to expatriate runners and Yip bak (uncle Yip) to locals, was an inspiration to scores of runners for his total dedication to the sport he loved.

12 Jan 2015 - 10:49AM

Yip Lun-ming, or Mr Yip as he was known to expatriate runners and Yip bak (uncle Yip) to locals, was an inspiration to scores of runners for his total dedication to the sport he loved.

Late but never last, gone but not forgotten: how 'Mr Yip' inspired scores of Hong Kong runners
China's Wang Kun joins elite club after winning Mizuno Half-Marathon
No stopping Kang as he strolls to an easy victory
Knowledge of 15km course gives Yu Hin-wa winning edge
Christy Yiu racks up the miles as she gains pace on golden goal
Solomon Keter shatters his own Hong Kong all-comers 10km record
Triathlete Ivan Lo wins cross-country title
Australia's Ellie O'Kane wins Unicef Half Marathon at Disneyland
Peggy Chan first ran a marathon because of someone else's mistake and she hasn't stopped since
Natural runner Angela Leung leaves everyone in her dust
Top Hong Kong runners can qualify for Rio, says leading Japanese coach
Christy Yiu quits nursing job to pursue Olympic dream in Rio
Why Rory McIlroy has Hong Kong to thank - at least in part - for his rise to top