Hong Kong-raised Jake Smith at the European Athletics U-23 Championships in Sweden in July 2019. Photo: HandoutHong Kong-raised Jake Smith at the European Athletics U-23 Championships in Sweden in July 2019. Photo: Handout
Hong Kong-raised Jake Smith at the European Athletics U-23 Championships in Sweden in July 2019. Photo: Handout

Tokyo 2020: Team GB record-breaker Jake Smith reminisces over Hong Kong upbringing as Olympic dream edges closer

  • Smith earns Team GB debut at World Half Marathon Championships and eyes Tokyo after running ‘only 32 seconds off the Olympic time’
  • The middle-distance ace, who spent 16 years in Hong Kong, cites family mountain runs and school PE classes as components to success

Topic |   World Athletics
Hong Kong-raised Jake Smith at the European Athletics U-23 Championships in Sweden in July 2019. Photo: HandoutHong Kong-raised Jake Smith at the European Athletics U-23 Championships in Sweden in July 2019. Photo: Handout
Hong Kong-raised Jake Smith at the European Athletics U-23 Championships in Sweden in July 2019. Photo: Handout
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