Oct 172011
 
100-year-old Fauja Singh becomes the World's Oldest Marathon Runner in Canada

By completing the 26.2 mile course in eight hours, 25 minutes and 16 seconds., Fauja Singh — nicknamed the Turbaned Tornado — became the oldest undisputed runner to finish a marathon. Singh, born in rural India in 1911, did not start running marathons until he was 89, after he moved to England following the death of his wife and son. Singh, the centenarian, already held the World Record for the 90-plus age group, completing the same race in 2003 at age 92. But until now, […]

Fastest 100-year-old sprinter Fauja Singh trying hard to break one more record

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Oct 152011
 

Even at the age of 100, great Fauja Singh hasn’t given up and trying hard to become the first person to finish a full-distance marathon past age 100 at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, October 16. He recently set eight sprinting records, for his age group, in one day. Fauja Singh took up competitive running when he was 89 to overcome depression after the loss of his wife and one of his sons. Since then, he has never stopped and inspired millions of people with his strong […]