100 Year Old Marathon Runner
October 18, 2011 by staff
100 Year Old Marathon Runner, A corridor of 100 years old, became the first centuries, and, therefore, the oldest person to complete a marathon, he finished Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday. And, ironically, Faujas Singh was the last to finish the race.
Singh, who is a British citizen, he finished the race just before 6 pm on a running time of 8 hours, 11 minutes and 5.9 seconds, according to CBC News.
“It is absolutely delighted,” said his trainer and translator, Harmandir Singh, CBC News. Singh speaks only Punjabi.
“He got his wish of a lifetime.”
Harmandir Singh Singh said he had directed Faujas nine hours to complete their target time. That certainly exceeded that goal, but the workers were taking the event as barricades and banners marathon sponsor when he approached the finish line.
Never mind. The media was there to greet the man who, apparently, is “affectionately known as the Tornado in a turban.”
According to the website of the race, Singh took running at the “ripe old age of 89 years.” Set a record for the age group over 90 in 2003, when he finished the Toronto Marathon in 5 hours, 40 minutes and 4 seconds. Fallen a bit since then, has no Faujas?
Singh jogs or walks an average of eight to 10 miles per day. And he plans to continue working for what he considers a very simple reason.
“I will continue running,” he said on the website of the marathon, “and that keeps me alive.”
The Toronto Marathon has partnered with the Guinness World Records for the event, so that the achievements of Singh’s really official. Other records include the pet in play faster, faster greens, parents and children faster and faster television character.
Currently, the carrot and Captain James Kirk, respectively, have the. Second and fourth of the records is not known whether this actually happened, but he hoped that a pea and Spock challenged records Sunday.
As for Singh, will participate in the torch relay for the Olympic Games in 2012. And plans to keep running and trying to break records, all of which does it for charity.
Singh’s achievements came shortly after Chicago Marathon finish by Amber Miller, who, incidentally, was 38 weeks and five days pregnant. Shortly after the race, gave birth to her daughter June, who weighed 7 pounds and ounces 13.
So the next time you think you can not run a marathon, think of the women 38 weeks pregnant and centenarians they are doing. And then he dressed as a carrot for anyone knowing what it was that he could not finish the marathon.
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