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Swimmers return to HK Harbour


Published on Oct 17, 2011

Hundreds of swimmers took part in a new version of Hong Kong’s Harbour Race yesterday, which had been suspended for 33 years because of concerns about water pollution. In calm seas, the swimmers negotiated the 1.8km course linking Lei Yue Mun in Kowloon to Quarry Bay on Hong Kong Island. The cross-harbour race was first held in 1906, when Hong Kong was still a British colony, but was suspended after the 1978 race because of the pollution concerns. This year’s event was held several kilometers east of the traditional Victoria Harbour venue in an area believed to have cleaner water.

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