Runners taking part in the Tin Tin International Marathon at Yuen Long Stadium in the New territories in 1969. Photo: SCMPRunners taking part in the Tin Tin International Marathon at Yuen Long Stadium in the New territories in 1969. Photo: SCMP
Runners taking part in the Tin Tin International Marathon at Yuen Long Stadium in the New territories in 1969. Photo: SCMP

Hong Kong Marathon: 50 years of the event that has grown from just 28 runners to over 74,000

  • Event was first held in 1969 to celebrate the then newly open Yuen Long Stadium
  • First cross-border marathon took place in 1992 starting from Sheung Shui and finishing in Shenzhen

Topic |   Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon
Runners taking part in the Tin Tin International Marathon at Yuen Long Stadium in the New territories in 1969. Photo: SCMPRunners taking part in the Tin Tin International Marathon at Yuen Long Stadium in the New territories in 1969. Photo: SCMP
Runners taking part in the Tin Tin International Marathon at Yuen Long Stadium in the New territories in 1969. Photo: SCMP
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