Running for unity

Chan Pui-fun

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City University of Hong Kong (CityU) fielded its largest-ever team of runners for the annual Hong Kong Marathon on 16 February.

Altogether 1,227 athletes, led by Professor Way Kuo, University President, running the 10K race for the sixth time, revealed their team spirit, enthusiasm and sheer determination during their races.

There were 405 students, 98 staff members and their dependents, and 724 alumni and their dependents. A total of 280 runners ran the full marathon, with the rest running the 10-kilometre and half-marathon races, crossing the finishing line with a great deal of pride.

Over 100 student volunteers kept up the morale of the runners during the races.

Four CityU students took home prizes: Mak Yun-leung, 1st runner up at 10km Challenge Men’s Senior; Fan Ka-king and Siu Wai-yue , 1st  and 2nd runner up at 10km Challenge Women’s Senior respectively; and Lai Wing-chi, 2nd runner up at Half Marathon Men’s Junior.


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