Written by: Weiwei He
2020-01-25 16:50Last updated: 2020-01-25 16:58
The largest local long-distance race, the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, which began in 1997, was cancelled this year due to the spread of the "Wuhan Pneumonia" epidemic, marking the first time in 24 years that the event has been held.
The event was originally scheduled to be held on February 9. A total of 75,000 places in each category have already been filled.
Chief Executive Lin Zheng Yue'e held a press conference at 4:30 pm to announce the latest situation of Wuhan pneumonia and announced the cancellation of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, which was scheduled to be held on February 9. This is the first time that Standard Horse has cancelled the event since it was first held in 1997. The largest sporting event cancelled since the diagnosis of Wuhan pneumonia.
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In June last year, the outbreak of opposition to the "Fugitive Offenders Regulations" broke out in Hong Kong. Continuing clashes between the police and the people have led the outside world to speculate whether the race will be cancelled as a result. Check out the social page of the organizer of Zama. All the content is about the event information and preparation tips. It shows that it will be held on the 9th next month as scheduled. However, since a new coronavirus broke out in Wuhan last December, the epidemic has spread to many provinces and cities across China, and domestic sports events have been announced.
The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon was held in the downtown area of Hong Kong and gathered a large number of people. (Profile picture)
The game's FB page posted yesterday (24th) that the game is paying close attention to the development of the epidemic, emphasizing the primary concern for public safety and health, and discussing with the experts and various government departments on how to arrange it. The tournament was not announced at the time, and the public was watching the development closely. But after Lin Zheng Yue'e announced the news, the game FB immediately posted.
Jama was held for the first time in 1997. At that time, it was held at a cross-border circuit from Hong Kong to Shenzhen. The above water was the starting point, and it ran to Shenzhen via Huanggang. Since then, the number of participants has increased year by year. So far, more than 70,000 people have participated in the competition.
The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon has been held for the first time, and the weather has not changed. The current one was cancelled for the first time because of the pneumonia epidemic in Wuhan. (Profile picture)
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