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HK runners conquer boredom in city ultra

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 05:50
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Competitors pounded the same stretch of road in central Hong Kong 25 times although the bright morning had the Lung Wo Road course looking its best, with landmarks including the city's ferris wheel and China's PLA military barracks, plus a skyscraper backdrop.

Hong Kong

HUNDREDS of runners competed in Hong Kong's first innercity ultramarathon on Sunday despite a repetitive two-kilometre course which has been criticised as simply too boring.

Ultra races - defined as anything longer than the standard 42.2-kilometre marathon distance - have