Serial marathon runner Ming Chen at home in Hong Kong. If you want to run a marathon, invest in a pair of well-cushioned shoes, the 47-year-old says. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

How a Jersey girl at Harvard caught the marathon bug running Boston Marathon, and hasn’t stopped since

  • Hong Kong-based working mum Ming Chen runs marathons for fun, averaging more than two a year for the past 30 years
  • She’s run 18 with her twin sister, and says running one with her daughter would be special. In training for her 65th marathon, she thinks she’ll stop at 88
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Serial marathon runner Ming Chen at home in Hong Kong. If you want to run a marathon, invest in a pair of well-cushioned shoes, the 47-year-old says. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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Bhakti Mathur

Bhakti Mathur

Bhakti took to writing in 2010 when she created the popular Amma, Tell Me series of children’s picture books about Indian festivals and mythology. After a long stint as a banker, she now juggles her time between her writing, her passion for yoga and long-distance running, and her family.