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Hong Kong Marathon runners to bear full responsibility if they break National Security Law at annual showpiece

The 2021 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon will be the first mass participatory sports events since coronavirus hit Hong Kong last year. Runners are pictured at the start in Tsim Sha Tsui’s Nathan Road ahead of the 2019 event. Photo: Dickson Lee

Sunday's marathon will be first mass participatory sports event since the NSL was implemented in the city Organisers have no control over runners' apparel, but safety is primary concern

Runners will bear all the responsibility if they feature illegal political slogans on their apparel at this weekend's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, the first mass participatory sporting event since the National Security Law was implemented in the city.

At a briefing session on Monday ahead of the annual athletics showpiece, organisers said they could only check the outfits of runners to ensure they don't interfere with oth

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