The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon is an annual race held in the city, and in addition to the full marathon, a 10km run and a half marathon also take place.
Successful staging of popular event is proof that Hong Kong is now on the road to recovery after the dark days of Covid-19 restrictions.
City on the road to pre-Covid normality with the return of sporting showpiece, along with 37,000 runners, and other popular events.
Just days after being cancelled because of Covid-19 uncertainties, one of the city’s most popular sports event has been resurrected and rescheduled for February.
Calls from the sports community for the city to open up, like those from the business sector, must be taken seriously as the government seeks to balance controlling the virus with getting the city back to normal
While the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament has been postponed yet again, the cross-harbour swim and cyclothon are going ahead, albeit with stringent health control measures
Everyone should be aware of their responsibilities in the city’s iconic mass participation event, whether they are organisers, runners or volunteers
Next event will be held on January 21, 2024, with competition doubling up as the Asian Marathon Championships.
Officials had originally planned 2 events this year, but November is turning into a packed month for sport in the city, with Cross Harbour Swim, Cyclothon and Gay Games all taking place.
Lau Chun-hin, who goes by the alias Carriage Lau on social media, took part in Sunday’s race despite not officially entering and proceeded to broadcast live for more than two hours, and even got a medal.
City welcomes return of flagship event, with Chief Executive John Lee and international film star Chow Yun-fat involved.
Eric Wong and Virginia Lo race same distance at the city’s flagship event for the first time.
Philimon Kiptoo Kipchumba has now won both the marathons he has entered. Fantu Eticha Jimma improves on her third-place finish in 2018 to claim women’s title.
Gi Ka-man, whose father is in hospital after suffering a stroke late last year, beats major rival Wong Wan-chun at Sunday’s Hong Kong marathon.
Gi Ka-man is first local runner after battling past rival Wong Wan-chun, who had been leading for most of the race – here’s Sunday’s action, as it happened.
Julius Kipkorir Tuwei and Philemon Kiptoo Kipchumba both have personal bests below 2 hours 10 minutes, while Bahrain’s Rose Chelimo is one to watch in women’s race.
Runner-up in 2021, the 22-year-old is favourite to be the first local woman to finish Sunday’s race. Christy Yiu, who is expecting her second child in April, is unable to defend her title.
With just three days to go, former winner-turned sports scientist suggests reducing training volume, getting a few early nights’ sleep, and packing in the pasta.
Sports expert: runners who earlier had the virus should manage their expectations as infection is likely to affect their fitness levels.
Japan athlete Masashi Shirotake was beaten into second by Wong Kai-lok in fight to the finish at Victoria Park in 2021.
Hong Kong Marathon organisers expect to give out HK$3 million for February’s showpiece with cash awards for local runners 10 times bigger.
Gi Ka-man will run in the city’s prestigious event next month for the first time in 13 years as he looks to cement his place at the Asian Games in September.
Runners still required to wear mask upon arriving at the starting line and immediately after completing the race at Victoria Park, organisers confirm.
Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon organisers were pushing for 50,000 entries in February, but ‘happy with quota expansion’ as focus moves to restoring international appeal.
Eric Wong and Virginia Lo confirm their place in 2023 half marathon and hope it will bolster their chances for Asian Games qualification.
Distance runner Wong Wan-chun, who holds four Hong Kong records, hopes to smash two more in 2022 after being sidelined with swollen feet – caused by excess proteins in the urine.
After cancelling 2022 event, organisers are offering runners who complete the 2023 race in under three hours a prize money bonanza.
Showpiece planned to have bigger field than in 2021, with registration to open in November for marathon, half-marathon and 10K, and organisers planning to invite at least 12 overseas runners.
Organisers say Sun Hung Kai Properties 10K Championships could take place in either December or January with 1,500 runners taking part.
Event returns to Chinese capital for first time in two years as sport makes slow return on mainland.
Wong holds city record at 4 distances – 5,000m, 10k, 15k, and half-marathon. Just 247 competitors to run in elite event after government caps entries.