Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Fauja Singh is 100 Years Old and World’s Oldest Marathon Runner [VIDEO]

Fauja Singh
Jeff J Mitchell, Getty Images

Sunday marked the moment when Fauja Singh from east London received a Guinness Book of World Records title for being the oldest man alive to complete a full-distance marathon.

At 100 years old, Singh finished the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in a time of eight hours, 22 minutes and 16 seconds.

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

Singh began running seriously 11 years ago in order to cope with the deaths of his wife and son. Now, his training regime consists of running 10 miles every day.

“The secret to a long and healthy life is to be stress-free,” he said. “Be grateful for everything you have, stay away from people who are negative, stay smiling and keep running.”

And for improving your stamina, Singh recommends ginger curry, tea and “being happy.”

[via BBC]

More From NewsTalk 1290

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalk1290.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on NewsTalk 1290 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on NewsTalk 1290 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!