Hong Kong Marathon cancelled because of coronavirus

January 27, 2020

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has declared the highest level of emergency in response to the outbreak, raising it from the previous state of “serious”, leading to the race on February 9 being abandoned. The event had already attracted a full quota of 74,000 participants who were due to be running in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island in three different events – 10 kilometres, half-marathon and the full marathon. Read more on Inside the Games.