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British-based 101-year-old marathon runner hangs up his spikes, for now

Posted by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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101 year-old Fauja Singh, who lives in Britain, finished the Hong Kong marathon's 10km event with a time of one hour, 32 minutes and 28 seconds.

The Indian-born runner said earlier in the day he would hang up his running shoes after the race in the Chinese city.

Following the race the Sikh runner did not sound like a man ready to quit.

"I am feeling very happy about the race, every time I run I feel so fresh," he said.

Mr Singh insisted he would miss running in competitive races but he would run again for charity if needed.

By the time he completed the race on Sunday, he had already raised 160,000 Hong Kong dollars (£13,500) for charity from the 10km race alone.

Mr Singh took up running at the age of 89 as a way to get over depression after his wife and son died in quick succession in India.

In 2000, he ran the London marathon, his first, and went on to run eight more. His best time was 5 hours and 40 minutes at the 2003 Toronto marathon.

He later became the oldest full marathon runner after finishing the 2011 Toronto marathon at the age of 100.

Hiwever, his feat was not recognised by Guinness World Records because he doesn't have a birth certificate to prove his age, only a passport.

Mr Singh decided to end his running career in Hong Kong because of the publicity he received when he ran there in 2012.

Source: APTN  Video at source

by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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DaLordsMezNger
by Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:06 PM
I want to see a pic!
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Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:34 PM


Quoting DaLordsMezNger:

I want to see a pic!

if you can, click on the link where it says Source: APTN

you will go to the page and be able to view the video

IhaveHisjoy
by Silver Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:55 PM

 I read about him earlier today...amazing!

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