Former Olympic swimmer and Canto-pop star Alex Fong says his 45km swim for charity around Hong Kong Island was no solo effort and he couldn’t have done it without his support team and family and friends. Photo: Nora Tam

Alex Fong on how he swam 45km around Hong Kong Island, from pre-race training to smashing the record on the day

  • The Canto-pop star and former Olympian hadn’t swum seriously for 15 years before taking on the swim for charity A Drop of Life
  • We talk to him about working up to 45km, overcoming seasickness, his diet in the days before the race and staying motivated over the more than 10-hour swim
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Former Olympic swimmer and Canto-pop star Alex Fong says his 45km swim for charity around Hong Kong Island was no solo effort and he couldn’t have done it without his support team and family and friends. Photo: Nora Tam
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Train like a champion marathon runner: Lukas Wambua Muteti demonstrating warm-up exercises in his training sessions in Hong Kong. Photo: May Tse

Running tips for marathon hopefuls from a Kenyan champion: motivation, avoiding injuries, mindset and more

  • Professional marathon runner Lukas Wambua Muteti has raced across Asia for the last decade, and shares his skills in training sessions in Hong Kong
  • He says many people starting out jump into group sessions with experienced runners, something that is unlikely to end well
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Train like a champion marathon runner: Lukas Wambua Muteti demonstrating warm-up exercises in his training sessions in Hong Kong. Photo: May Tse
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