100-year-old enters Guiness Book of World Records for his Toronto marathon run
A CENTENARIAN has entered the record books as the world’s oldest marathon runner.
Fauja Singh, from Ilford, completed the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Canada yesterday (October 16) after running for more than eight hours.
The 100-year-old has been running for 11 years, since the deaths of his wife and son, and finds it gives him a new purpose in life.
Sunday marked his eighth marathon since completing his first at the age of 89, and he trains by running 10 miles a day. This dedication has previously seen him set the world record for the 90-plus category at the same marathon in 2003, completing it in five hours and 40 minutes.
His coach, Harmander Singh, said Mr Singh was overjoyed at completing the course in eight hours, 25 minutes and 16 seconds.