Hong Kong Marathon
Ethiopian Gemeda Feyera wins Hong Kong Marathon as 64,000 runners take to the streets
Gemeda Feyera of Ethiopia wins the men's marathon at the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon.
Feyera finished in 2:15.05, beating compatriot Abdisa Bedada Sori (2:15.11) and Elisha Kiprop Barno of Kenya (2:15.12).
The marathon was again bursting at the seams again with 73,201 runners from more than 40 countries registered to take part, but the number of no-shows – believed to be at least 8,000 – was expected to be even greater this year because of the cold and windy conditions. An estimated 64,000 took part, braving temperatures of around 12-14 degrees Celsius.