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A 2-kilometre Fun Run around the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) campus marked the inauguration of the CityU Marathon Club on 25 September.
Aiming to promote the “Marathon spirit”, the Club was formed by running enthusiasts among CityU’s academic and administrative staff, alumni and students.
The Fun Run was led by Professor Way Kuo, CityU President, Mr Andrew Fan Ka-fai, Chairman of the Community Relations Committee under the Council, Mr Francis Ngai Wah-sing, CityU alumnus and Chairman of the Club, and Mr Fung Kam-hung, amputee fighter and Chairman of the Hong Kong Amputees Sport Association.
Professor Kuo drew parallels between life and Marathon running. He encouraged CityU members to strive for the best just as long-distance runners do.
To strengthen the bond between CityU members, Professor Kuo regularly leads teams of staff, alumni and student runners at local and overseas marathon events.
In fact, every year sees a rising number of the CityU community taking part in Marathons. The Fun Run saw more than 100 CityU staff, alumni and students run along Tat Chee Avenue, To Yuen Street, Nam Shan Chuen Road and Cornwall Street.
After, Mr Ngai and Mr Fung hosted an interactive session at CityU about their experience taking part in long-distance running events. They shared how the “Marathon spirit” had influenced their lives.