Story of Christy Yiu Kit Ching


I’m a long-distance runner and I currently hold the record for the Hong Kong women’s marathon. I think the best gift you could give someone is an opportunity to try something new, which is why I’m taking part in HK Vertical 1000 to encourage young people to explore new territory.

I quit my nursing job in 2014 and embraced my new career as a full-time runner when my coach suggested that I try for the Olympics. I’m glad I did because I wouldn’t be who I am today otherwise. Therefore, I want to inspire more young people to explore their talents and passions through my participation in this challenge.