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100-Year Old Record Marathon Holder Fauja Singh

100-Year Old Fauja Singh Becomes Oldest Person to Complete Full Marathon

100-year old Fauja Singh became the oldest person in human history to complete a full (26.2 mile) marathon over the weekend according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Singh completed the Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday with a time of 8 hours, 25 minutes, and 16 seconds.

I’m not sure if he was complimenting the institution of marriage or comparing how difficult finishing a marathon at 100 was too marriage in his quote below after the race:

“Beating his original prediction, he’s overjoyed,” his coach and translator Harmander Singh said. “Earlier, just before we came around the (final) corner, he said, ‘Achieving this will be like getting married again.’

“He’s absolutely overjoyed, he’s achieved his lifelong wish.”

Sunday’s run was Singh’s eighth marathon – he ran his first at age 89 – and wasn’t the first time he set a record.

Video on Fauja Singh’s Accomplishment

“You eat to live, not live to eat!”

Read More at the BBC on Risks and Benefits of Running til 100

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