The 2021 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2021 was anything but well organised as a number of issues came to a head. Photo: Nora Tam
The 2021 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2021 was anything but well organised as a number of issues came to a head. Photo: Nora Tam
Patrick Blennerhassett
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Blennerhassett

The Hong Kong Marathon was a lesson in how not to host a large-scale sporting event during the pandemic

  • First edition of race since 2019 finally went ahead, but was marred by injuries and controversy surrounding slogans on clothing
  • Runners found themselves caught in bottle neck, while finishers were shooed away from large open football pitches into cramped areas

The 2021 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2021 was anything but well organised as a number of issues came to a head. Photo: Nora Tam
The 2021 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2021 was anything but well organised as a number of issues came to a head. Photo: Nora Tam
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