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Hong Kong Marathon: Wong Kai-lok and Christy Yiu triumph as race returns for first time since 2019 - as it happened

  • Men's marathon was won by Wong Kai-lok, with Christy Yiu taking first place in the women's race
  • Some competitors say they were stopped from running because of logos, slogans on their clothing

Topic |   Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon
Wong Kai-lok wins the 2021 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. Photo: Nora Tam
Wong Kai-lok wins the 2021 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. Photo: Nora Tam
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The Standard Chartered Hong Kong marathon returned to the city's streets on Sunday, the first mass-participation sporting event in more than a year.

With the coronavirus pandemic bringing the world largely to a standstill, no overseas athletes were invited to take part, and local pair Wong Kai-lok and Christy Yiu took full advantage, winning the men's and women's races respectively.

In the men's half-marathon, Chan Ka-Ho narrowly claimed first place, with Vut Tsz-ying a more convincing winner in the women's event. There were victories in the 10k for Wong Tsz-to (men) and Lo Ying-chiu (women). Follow us here for live coverage of this morning's event.

Reporting by Nick Atkin, Patrick Blennerhassett, Andrew McNicol and Jonathan White.