Hong Kong celebrities came out in full force in support of Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon yesterday, dressed in sporting gear and all warmed up ready to take the 10 kilometer challenge. Annie Liu (劉心悠) ran her seventh marathon. Among the celebrities who participated, Kathy Yuen (湯怡) from Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG) was the fittest, beating all her colleagues to be the first female celebrity to hit the finishing line. Many TVB artists also showed their support for the marathon.
Annie Liu Prepared To Beat Own Record
Even though the frail-looking Kathy surprised many when she reached the finishing line after 57 minutes, it was Bu Bu Jing Xin <步步惊心> star, Annie Liu who stole the show. Going to the marathon with an edge to beat her previous record, Annie has prepared herself 2 days prior. To adjust her body clock, she has been sleeping early and waking up at 9 PM so that she could be in her best form in the wee morning. Arriving at 4 AM, she was already alert and warmed up. She said, “This is my seventh time taking part in the 10 kilometer run. Last year, my result was more than 1 hour 10 minutes. I hope I can finish this year’s race within 1 hour.” Though she did not meet her target of 1 hour, Annie set a new personal record at 1 hour 5 minutes.
Other EEG artists who also participated in the race were Sherman Chung (鍾舒漫), Kenny Kwan (關智斌) and Deep Ng (吳浩康). Hilary Tsui (徐濠縈), Stephanie Cheng (鄭融), model Celia K (郭穎兒) as well as members from girl band Hotcha – Winkie and Crystal were also seen at the run.
Celia K was dressed sexily in pink, baring her waist despite the cool winter morning. She said, “I saw many lovers holding hands and run together. Looking at them makes me feel envious. I hope I can have a boyfriend to run with me next time.”
Also present in the marathon was actress Jade Leung (梁琤), who took part in her her first 10 kilometer marathon. She finished the run in 1 hour 40 minutes, a time which she is satisfied with. She said, “This is my first time running and I’m feeling okay, thanks to the supporters cheering me on.”
May Chan Is Inspired
TVB artists such as Mandy Wong (黃智雯) and Selena Li (李詩韻) were also present at the event. Inbound Troubles’ <老表，你好嘢！> May Chan (陳嘉佳) also participated even though she did not finish the event. However, the tenacious May has her mind set to take part in next year’s 10 kilometer run. “Exercise is good. Furthermore, even if I can’t run, I can always walk. There are so many pit stops that supplie water and bananas so I think it won’t be very difficult for me to finish the race.” May adds that she may eventually eat up to 10 bananas to have enough energy to finish the run.
Kate Tsui (徐子珊) and Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) chose to give their moral support instead. Kate said resignedly, “It’s such a big event. I am so tempted to join in! But I’ve just finished a whole night of filming for Sniper Attack 2013 <神槍狙擊2013>. I would only embarrass myself if I cannot finish the race and need someone’s help to carry an oxygen tank to walk with me!”
Like Kate, Ruco who worked until 3 AM and was too tired to participate even though he claimed he is a newcomer in marathons.
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This article is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.