Sunday, October 16, 2011

100-year-old marathon runner aims for record

British centenarian Fauja Singh hopes to become the oldest person ever to run a marathon in Toronto today.

After demolishing the records for 100-year-old men in all eight sprinting distances last week, Fauja Singh hopes that he will become the oldest person to run the full 26 miles of the Toronto marathon.

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He already owns a world record for fastest marathon run in the 90-year-old plus category after finishing in five hours, 40 minutes and one second in 2003 at the age of 92.

The centenarian was born on a farm in India in 1911 and started competitive running at the age of 89 after losing his wife and son.

Update: Mr Singh completed the marathon in eight hours, 25 minutes and 18 seconds.

1 comment:

cath said...

Glad you posted this. This guy has been all over the news here. He's quite an inspiration.