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February 27, 2007

Standard Chartered Greatest Race on Earth (GROE) 2006/07 :

US$1.5million up for grabs as the finale of The Greatest Race on Earth draws near.

Hong Kong hosts the final leg of The Greatest Race on Earth.

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Hong Kong — Another strong men's and women's line-up has been announced for the fourth and final leg of The Standard Chartered Greatest Race on Earth (GROE) 2006/07, the Hong Kong Marathon, which will take place on 4 March. With teams separated by the tightest of margins after the previous races of the series in Nairobi, Singapore and Mumbai, the final marathon will determine how the largest prize pool in world athletics, US$1.5 million, is ultimately shared.

The Greatest Race on Earth (GROE) was created in 2004 - the first-ever virtual relay race across four marathons. The Main Team Challenge category is open to men and women over 18 years of age, of any nationality, with no restriction on the level of competence. Each team member will run in one marathon. Teams must nominate who will run in each full marathon before the start of the series, and the winning team will be the one whose athletes record the lowest aggregate time across the four marathons.

In 2005/06 the quality of the runners was world-class, with 24 male and 30 female GROE runners placing in the top 10 of each of the four marathons.

Building on the success of the first two series, Standard Chartered presents GROE for the third time. There are over 80 teams and 300 participants taking part. The race covers marathons in Nairobi, Singapore, Mumbai and Hong Kong, representing some of the most challenging environments in the world:

• The highest race at over 1,600 metres in Nairobi – 29 October 2006
• The island race around Singapore – 3 December 2006
• The historic race through Mumbai – 21 January 2007
• The harbour race across Hong Kong – 4 March 2007

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