Congratulations to all 1250 runners that took on and completed the fifth edition of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay in Hong Kong - check out the full results here.
124 teams from Hong Kong’s biggest businesses took to the start line but it was Macquarie that took the title, completing their 10 laps of the one-mile route in a time of 55:23 to lift the coveted trophy and become the ‘fastest firm in the city’!
Competing fiercely for top spot were Bank of America Merrill Lynch Stripes and Natixis 1 coming in just behind Macquarie in a time of 56:38 and 57:12 respectively. Individually, the fastest runner Sam Fletcher from Bank of America Merrill Lynch completed the 1.6km route in an incredible time of 5:04. Bloomberg Bolt were the winners of the Fastest Mixed Team award, with a time of 1:02:59.
This year the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay has taken place in 10 cities across the world, including, Dubai, Sydney, New York, Tokyo, San Francisco, London, Shanghai, São Paulo, Singapore and Hong Kong! The baton is now handed to Dubai on 13th February for the first race of the 2019 series!
Runners will race each other for position as they navigate tight turns and sharp bends on a unique one-mile (1.6km) route, synonymous with the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay. The Hong Kong skyline will provide a dramatic backdrop to a route that will not only challenge returning runners on the start line, but also offers a unique, fun and exciting race for first-time participants.
Edinburgh Place, Central
In Hong Kong, The Extra Mile has teamed up with sport for development organisation InspiringHK Sports Foundation to harness the power of sport to address a key challenge truly unique to the city.
The relay community will soon have a chance to volunteer in interactive and exciting activities that address this winning challenge and kick off the yearlong support of The Extra Mile in Hong Kong. Please check back to join us and go the extra mile yourself by participating in one of the upcoming volunteer days, it will be an experience you’ll never forget!