Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2015

Hong Kong Marathon 2013 (hkdigit-20150125-085432)

The 2015 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon is the 19th edition of the popular running event, founded in 1997, held on January 25th 2015.

10km/ 10km Wheelchair Races: Start on Island Eastern Corridor; finish at Victoria Park, Causeway Bay

Half Marathon Races: Start on Nathan Road (near Hotel Mira), along Western Kowloon Highway, Tsing Kwai Highway (U-turn), Western Harbour Tunnel and finish at Victoria Park, Causeway Bay

Full Marathon Races: Start on Nathan Road (near Hotel Mira), along Western Kowloon Highway, Tsing Ma Bridge, West Kowloon Highway, Western Harbour Tunnel and finish at Victoria Park, Causeway Bay

3km Wheelchair Races: Start on Wan Chai Sports Ground, along Marsh Road and finishes at Victoria Park, Causeway Bay

19th Hong Kong Marathon (hkdigit-20150125-084914-01)

The 19th Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon for the first time ever, runners sprinted to the finishing line along Hennessy Road.

Time-to-Run Marathon (hkdigit-20150125-101456)

Nearly 30 keen Gold Label runners took their first strides along Nathan Road once the starting-gun had been fired by the Honourable Mrs. Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Carrie, Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Competition was fierce in the men’s race until Sentayehu Merga Ejigu from Ethiopia broke away at 32km. He went on to clock 02:13:00 amidst cheering supporters and claim the men’s champion’s title, as well as pocketing US$65,000 in prize money.

Marathon 2015 (hkdigit-20150125-092205-05)

In the women’s race, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea runner Kim Hye Gyong showed stamina and perseverance despite being unable to break away from the other Gold Label runners until the last kilometre. She crossed the finishing line in 02:31:46 to be crowned the women’s Marathon Challenge champion, as well as the champion of the women’s category of the 15th Asian Marathon Championships. Hong Kong representative Yiu Kit Ching finished 19th in 02:45:45. Shingo Igarashi from Japan, the favourite in the category, took the men’s Asian title with a time of 02:14:29.

Li Shao Zhuang of China won the men’s Half Marathon race in 01:10:44. Australian runner Ellie O’Kane finished first in the women’s Half Marathon in 01:19:17.
The winner of the 10KM race could not be determined until the last minutes of the race, when Lo Ching Hin of Hong Kong passed fellow runners to finish first in 00:33:17. In the women’s race, Hong Kong runner Kong Lai Ming won the champion’s title in 00:38:33.

Major Sports Event Marathon (hkdigit-20150125-081213)

The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2015 was designated as a Brand Hong Kong event by the HKSAR government. Sponsors of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2015 included Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, the Western Harbour Tunnel Company, Xtep International Holdings Limited, Citizen Watches (H.K.) Ltd, Watsons Water, Regal Hotels International, POAD Group Limited, F&H BY FANCL, GP Batteries International Limited, Mars Foods Incorporated SNICKERS chocolate, BMW Concessionaires (HK) Ltd, KRISCA The Nuts Specialist, and Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited. Supporting organizations include the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the Major Sports Events Committee, Transport Infrastructure Management, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and the Information Services Department.

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38th New Year Winter Swimming Lifesaving Championships

38th New Year Winter Swimming Lifesaving Championships (hkdigit-20140101-102008-04)

HONG KONG – 38th New Year Winter Swimming Lifesaving Championships, organized by the Hong Kong Life Saving Society (“HKLSS”), 600-metre swim from Middle Bay to Repulse Bay on New Year day.

Repluse Bay New Year Winter Swimming Championships 2014 (hkdigit-20140101-102033-05)

Association: The Hong Kong Life Saving Society
Event Title: 38th New Year Winter Swimming Lifesaving Championships
Date: 01 January, 2014
Place: Middle Bay Beach to Repulse Bay Jetty

Middle Bay New Year Winter Swimming Championships 2014 (hkdigit-20140101-111148)

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New Year Winter Swimming Championships 2014

New Year Winter Swimming Championships 2014 (hkdigit-20140101-103506-05)

Hong Kong: 2014 New Year Winter Swimming Competition held on January 1, 2014 started at Middle Bay and finished at Repulse Bay.

Organized by the Hong Kong Life Saving Society, more than 2,255 swimmers took part in the 38th New Year Winter Swimming Lifesaving Championships race. The oldest was 79-year-old Kwok Kau.

New Year Winter Swimming Championships 2014 (hkdigit-20140101-104709)

In all, 2,255 people took part in the 38th New Year Winter Swimming Lifesaving Championships race, which saw participants swim 600 metres from Middle Bay to Repulse Bay. At the sound of the horn, the enthusiastic participants dashed down the beach, plunging into the chilly sea, their colourful swimming caps bobbing up and down in the water.

Race Result:

New Year Winter Swimming Championships 2014 (hkdigit-20140101-103405-03)

Mem’s Open Category
Winner: Chau Shing-ha (14 Year old) 5 mintues 46 seconds

New Year Winter Swimming Championships 2014 (hkdigit-20140101-100536)

Women’s Open Category
Winner: Hannah Li Hang-fung (16 Year old) 6 minutes, 15 seconds

New Year Winter Swimming Championships 2014 (hkdigit-20140101-103338-01)

Event: 38nd New Year Winter Swimming Championships
Date: 1 January, 2014
Route: From Middle Bay Beach to Repulse Bay Jetty (600m)
Organized by: Hong Kong Life Saving Society

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Kowloon Peak Fei Ngo Shan – I Want Genuine Universal Suffrage banner

Kowloon Peak Fei Ngo Shan - I Want Genuine Universal Suffrage banner (hkdigit-20141101-114236)

31 Oct, 2014 – Another giant pro-democracy banner states “I want genuine universal suffrage (我要真普選)” has been hung on Kowloon Peak (aka Fei Ngo Shan) Suicide Cliff.

It comes days after the authorities removed a similar banner hung from Lion Rock.

Kowloon Peak - I want genuine universal suffrage (hkdigit-20141101-122746)

Kowloon Peak or Fei Ngor Shan or Fei Ngo Shan is a 602 m (1,975 ft) tall mountain in the northeast corner of New Kowloon, Hong Kong, situated in Ma On Shan Country Park. It is crossed by both the Wilson Trail and the MacLehose Trail. On the lower slopes is Gilwell Campsite, belonging to The Scout Association.

Fei Ngor Shan with giant banner (hkdigit-20141101-112508)

Occupy Central (佔領中環) is a civil disobedience campaign initiated by Benny Tai Yiu-ting, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, and advocated by Occupy Central with Love and Peace. In the course of the 2014 Hong Kong electoral reform, OCLP intends to pressure the PRC Government into granting an electoral system which “satisfies the international standards in relation to universal suffrage” in Hong Kong Chief Executive election in 2017 as promised according to the Hong Kong Basic Law Article 45. Should such an electoral system not be achieved, OCLP sought to fight for equal suffrage in Hong Kong through illegal means, namely the occupation of Central, which OCLP vowed would be non-violent.

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Lion Rock – I Want Genuine Universal Suffrage banner

Lion Rock - I Want Genuine Universal Suffrage banner (hkdigit-20141024-074928)

23 October, 2014 – Hong Kong : A group of 14 mountain climbers who called themselves “Hong Kong Spiders (香港蜘蛛仔)” hung a giant yellow banner on Lion Rock that states “I want genuine universal suffrage (我要真普選)”.

The banner can be easily seen with the naked eye across large areas of Kowloon as it is 6 metres wide and 28 metres tall.

It also bears an umbrella logo which has become an icon symbolising the ongoing civil disobedience movement for democracy in Hong Kong.

The “Hong Kong Spiders” later uploaded a video on YouTube to explain why they had put the banner up.

They said Lion Rock has for decades been seen as the embodiment of the Hong Kong spirit and the perseverance of its people.

The climbers said they wanted to “re-interpret” the spirit of Lion Rock.

Lion Rock - I want real universal suffrage Banner (hkdigit-20141024-070528)

They said if Hong Kong had true democracy, the playing field would be more level and people would enjoy d people would enjoy more opportunities.

Lion Rock (獅子山), or less formally Lion Rock Hill, is a hill in Hong Kong. It is located between Kowloon Tong in Kowloon and Tai Wai in the New Territories, and is 495 metres high. The peak consists of granite covered sparsely by shrubs.

Hong Kong Lion Rock Giant pro-democracy banner (hkdigit-20141024-071320)

Occupy Central (佔領中環) is a civil disobedience campaign initiated by Benny Tai Yiu-ting, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, and advocated by Occupy Central with Love and Peace. In the course of the 2014 Hong Kong electoral reform, OCLP intends to pressure the PRC Government into granting an electoral system which “satisfies the international standards in relation to universal suffrage” in Hong Kong Chief Executive election in 2017 as promised according to the Hong Kong Basic Law Article 45. Should such an electoral system not be achieved, OCLP sought to fight for equal suffrage in Hong Kong through illegal means, namely the occupation of Central, which OCLP vowed would be non-violent.

Giant pro-democracy banner @ Lion Rock Hill (hkdigit-20141024-072317)

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