Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathoni

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.


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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.