Believe It or Not!
Fauja Singh, 100, finished Toronto’s waterfront marathon Sunday evening, securing his place in Guinness World Records as the oldest person — and the first centenarian — to ever accomplish a run of that distance.
Singh, a British citizen, was the last person to complete the race, crossing the finish line just before 6 p.m. ET with a time of 8 hours, 11 minutes and 5.9 seconds.
Who is this Remarkable Man??
Singh, affectionately known as the Turbaned Tornado, was born on a farm in India in April 1911. He stands five foot eight inches tall and weighs about 115 pounds.
Part of his secret, according to his coach, is that he eats a light diet of mainly tea, toast and curry.
The centenarian turned to running after losing his wife and child to “tragic circumstances” about 20 years ago. His coach said the runner didn’t want to discuss those tragic circumstances. Part of his outlook is maintaining a constant focus on the positive.
Unbelievable? Believe It!!