Definitely one of the most remarkable individuals in the planet, Fauja Singh ran and finished a marathon. Now it may be a usual thing to hear someone finishing a marathon, for Singh, it is not because he is 100 years old.
Singh, or widely known as the “Turbaned Tornado”, was born in 1911. Over the weekend, he ran an entire marathon which was held in Toronto. Singh finished it in 8 hours, 25 minutes and 17 seconds. A remarkable feat indeed. But Singh’s start in running had a sad start.
At age 89, he started running after he lost his wife and son. Since then, he has joined different marathons. Now, he is the first centenarian to ever run 26.2 miles. He is now in the Guinness Book of World Records. While running, he showed his sense of humour by wearing a shirt saying "Sikhs in the City."
Singh has said this words which he will live by for the rest of his, “I won’t stop running until I die.”
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