29 January 2020

Special Announcement

To tie in with the response level under the "Preparedness and Response Plan for Novel Infectious Disease of Public Health Significance" being raised to Emergency Response Level and avoid people from gathering, the Hong Kong Sports Institute will temporarily suspend all the Community Sports Programme until further notice. Refund will be arranged for those people who enrolled in Batch 120 and A20WJ. Please visit our website for the latest information about the Community Sports Programme.

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Nutritional intake during La Ultra - The High: Plans, Mistakes and Learnings

By Dr. Rajat Chauhan

La Ultra - The High (222 km) has been spoken about as the toughest ultra marathon in the world, which many said was impossible. It crosses two highest motor-able mountain passes in the world (17,700 ft). We are still not very clear how human physiology works at these altitudes. To do such an event, detailed planning needs to be in place. In spite of being very experienced runners, entering the unknown exposes them to severest of conditions, where consequences can be fatal. This presentation will highlight their detailed planning, execution, mistakes and learnings for the future.

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