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100-year-old Marathon Runner

100-year-old Marathon Runner

Truly Unbelievable!

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.


Fauja Singh, 100, became the oldest person to run a marathon this weekend in Toronto.

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.

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6 Comments to “100-year-old Marathon Runner”
  1. This man has inspired me to eat more curry’s.!!!! It is a fantastic achievement. Well done

  2. Guinness World records is holding back as he has no proof of his birth date. His passport says he’s 100yrs old but when he was born they did not have birth certificates so the date in his passport is a guess. They are still thinking they may give him the record if a bit more proof can be found. He does not care as he had never heard of Guinness Record book.

  3. the fact is that he doesn’t require / need Guinness approval to get famous. Guinness would sell more copies by adding the name.

    Fauja Singh a great person who has kept himself fit and can run a marathon at this age where as people half his age can’t even do the same regularly

  4. Wow, amazing feat, I want to run too but in India all places are so dirty, no place to run or jog. In india the congress govt is only bothered about making money

  5. Had I been running this race I would have clocked in behind him! Great Going and very inspirational!

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