HK runners pull off marathon clean sweep

Home runners claimed double glory in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon on Sunday, with victories in both the men’s and women’s races.

In the men’s event, Wong Kai-lok came home ahead of Japan’s Masashi Shirotake by the narrowest of margins, with just four seconds separating the pair.

The women’s race was more clear-cut, with Hongkonger Christy Yiu Kit-ching leading for most of the race and crossing the finishing line in Victoria Park well ahead of the field.

There were also Hong Kong winners in the half-marathon events, with Vut Tsz-ying in the women’s section and Chan Ka-ho in the men’s race claiming victory.

And local runners also dominated the 10km. Lo Ching-chiu won the women’s race while Wong Tsz-to was the fastest man home.

About 15,700 people took part in the marathon and its associated half-marathon and 10km races. Roads across Hong Kong were to remain closed for much of Sunday morning.
Last updated: 2021-10-24 HKT 13:11