100-year-old earns record, global attention after marathon run

Never too old to set records

Fauja Singh, a 100-year-old runner, earned a spot in the Guiness World Book of Records for becoming the oldest person to complete a full-distance marathon when he finished the Toronto Marathon on Sunday.

It took Singh more than eight hours to cross the finish line, more than six hours after Kenya’s Kenneth Mungara won the event. He was the last competitor to complete the course.
“Beating his original prediction, he’s overjoyed,” said his coach and translator, Harmander Singh. “Earlier, just before we came around the (final) corner, he said, ‘Achieving this will be like getting married again.’ ”

Certainly, Singh has shown to all of us that age is never an excuse to do anything.


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