100-year-old Fauja Singh Completes Toronto Marathon! (Video)

Fauja Singh, a 100-year-old man from London, secured place in Guinness World Records as the oldest person — and the first centenarian — ever to complete a full marathon.

Singh ran the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in eight hours, 25 minutes and 16 seconds.

At the age of 100, Singh also attempted and accomplished eight world age group records in one day at the special Ontario Masters Association Fauja Singh Invitational Meet, held at Birchmount Stadium in Toronto, Ontario Canada.

Timed by officials in Canada, Singh ran the 100 metres in 23.14, 200 metres in 52.23, the 400 metres in 2:13.48, the 800 metres in 5:32.18, the 1500 metres in 11:27.81, the Mile in 11:53.45, the 3000 metres in 24:52.47 and the 5000 metres in 49:57.39.

Each time Singh bested the previous record in that age division (some events had no previous record holder as nobody over age 100 had ever attempted to run the distance).


Info via Wikipedia