Retired Hong Kong minibus driver Chau Wai-chuen, 81, who has been a long-distance runner for almost 40 years, has taken part in six running events at this year’s Hong Kong Masters Athletics Championships. Photo: Deon Wong

At 81, Hong Kong runner shows no sign of slowing down

  • Retired minibus driver Chau Wai-chuen, who regularly ran in full marathons until he was 76, first took up the activity nearly 40 years ago to boost his health
  • He is so passionate about running that he goes training whatever the weather – often three times a week – to prepare for 10,000-metre events each month
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Retired Hong Kong minibus driver Chau Wai-chuen, 81, who has been a long-distance runner for almost 40 years, has taken part in six running events at this year’s Hong Kong Masters Athletics Championships. Photo: Deon Wong
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