2014 HONG KONG MARATHON: 4:18:11 (2014-02-16)


Race report:


Population: 7,1 million

Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

Famous people from Hong Kong:

Jackie Chan (actor), Bruce Lee (Kung-Fu master, actor)

Fun facts about Hong Kong:

The world’s most expensive bottles of wine at USD232,692 per bottle were sold at an auction in Hong Kong.

The ‘father of fibre optic communications’ and winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics is Professor Charles Kao from Hong Kong.

Mongkok has the world’s highest population density with an average of 130,000 people per square kilometre.

It has the most skyscrapers in the world, with 8,000 buildings having more than 14 floors, almost double that of New York.

It has historically been the world’s leading city with the maximum number of Rolls-Royce luxury cars per capita. The largest single order of 14 Rolls-Royce Phantoms was by The Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong.

More facts:


There are ”millions” of inexpensive hostels in Hong Kong. There is also a very convenient airport bus which leaves frequently from the airport to either Kowloon or Hong Kong Island. The best option is to find a hostel close to the finish at Victoria Park.