100-Year-Old Man Finishes Toronto Marathon
Fauja Singh has officially become the oldest person ever to complete a marathon, and the first centenarian. Nicknamed the Turbaned Tornado, this Indian-born Brit finished the Toronto waterfront marathon in eight hours and 11 minutes, beating his goal of finishing in less than 11 hours. Singh started running when he was 80, and continues to do so now to raise money for local charities, including a children’s foundation that provides basic needs.
NPR, October 17, 2011
Written By: Mark Memmot