Wednesday, October 3, 2012
THE WORLD'S OLDEST MARATHON RUNNER
He is believed to be the world’s oldest marathon runner after running the Toronto marathon last year, 101-year-old Fauja Singh was competing in Canada again – but this time he didn't even break a sweat.
Thousands turned out to watch Londoner Mr Singh as he ran Surrey 5km race in British Columbia in just 35 minutes.
Mr Singh, who was born in India in 1911, ‘barely broke a sweat’ according to his family, as the centenarian is used to running far longer distances.
Four generations of the Singh family were competing alongside one another in Canada over the weekend, and Mr Singh said he was ‘proud’ to be part of the race.
The Ilford, east London, resident carried the Olympic torch prior to this summer’s Games, and has been part of an Adidas campaign alongside David Beckham and Muhammad Ali during his illustrious running career.
Surprisingly, he only picked up the sport when in his eighties, and has jogged 10 miles a day since.
His trainer Harmander Singh told the BBC before the race: ‘I believe it's probably best that this is the last. I don't think he has anything else to prove.’
Mr Singh says the the secret to staying in shape and being able to conquer his gruelling fitness regime at his age is simple. He eats copious amounts of ginger curry and drinks a lot of tea.
#Now this man got me thinking......whattttttttttt?at age 101???incredible!!!