Statement from Hong Kong, China Association of Athletics Affiliates
The Hong Kong, China Association of Athletics Affiliates issues this press statement regarding the inaugural Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HK Section) Half Marathon, held yesterday, Sunday 19 November. During the event, officials mistakenly retrieved the finish tape before the East Asia Half Marathon Championships men’s champion from China crossed the finish line. Later, when welcoming the winning women’s half marathon champion from Uganda, event official accidentally allowed the East Asia Half Marathon men’s 1st runner up from Japan to cross and break the finish tape. The Organizing Committee wishes to express its sincere apology for these two unfortunate incidents.
Issued by the Hong Kong, China Association of Athletics Affiliates