This truly is an inspirational story. It goes to prove you can do anything if you set your mind to it. I love how he shows his gratitude for running as “it’s keeping him alive”.
A 100-year-old man has made headlines around the world after completing a weekend marathon in Toronto and setting a world record in the process.
Fauja Singh of India — nicknamed “The Turbaned Tornado” — took eight hours Sunday to run Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.
In doing so, he became the world’s oldest marathon runner. The centenarian’s feat will go down in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The marathon was 42.2 kilometres.
Singh took up running at the age of 89, according to the marathon’s website.
“‘I have said it before that I will carry on running as it is keeping me alive,’” Singh was quoted as saying.
He reportedly trains each day, jogging and walking an average of 12 to 16 kilometres.
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