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More than 120 Lingnanians took part in the 10 km, half-marathon and full-marathon challenges in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2014 on 16 February. Although it was chilly with showers before the marathon, many of them were already at the starting point in Victoria Park, Causeway Bay by 5 am for warm-up exercises. All team members had finished their run.
The idea of forming a Lingnan marathon team was initiated by a Year 3 Social Sciences student Tung Ka-ho and his best friends Casper, Don, Tony and Tsz-fung, whom he first met in an exchange programme last summer. They hoped that participation as a team would motivate all Lingnanians to think positive and generate more public awareness of Lingnan’s liberal arts education. This is the sixth year that Ka-ho has joined the Marathon and he feels proud to participate as a Lingnanian for the first time. “Although we have faced a lot of difficulties such as insufficient manpower and funding during the preparations, we are happy to have recruited more than 120 participants and our hard work has been paid off,” Ka-ho recalled. He said he had learned a lot from the preparations and reinforced his commitment to pursue his goals. He encouraged other students to explore their interests and potentials at university and not to give up easily. President Leonard K Cheng also joined the participants early in the morning and cheered for them.
Please go to https://www.facebook.com/marathonln for more details of the Lingnan University Marathon Team.