100 year old marathoner to retire


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100 year old marathoner to retire

Postby athleticshushmail » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:04 am

Fauja Singh ran the London Marathon last year at age 101 in seven hours and forty nine minutes. He will call it quits this month. Not bad. He started running marathons at 89. He holds the record for the fastest marathon ever run by someone over ninety, clocking in at 5 hours and 40 minutes in Toronto in 2003, at the age of 92. He also holds the world record in the 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, mile, 3000, and 5000 in the over 100 age group. It's either hilarious or inspiring, but proves we are fans of a truly lifelong sport.
article:
http://www.nst.com.my/latest/101-year-o ... e-1.206851
wiki page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fauja_Singh
if you get a chance, below is the story of the world's youngest marathon runner, Budhia Singh, its a very strange story. The type of thing you would see in a movie
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budhia_Singh
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Re: 100 year old marathoner to retire

Postby 18.99s » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:30 am

Too bad he couldn't get official recognition of the achievement due to the lack of birth records in India in the early to mid-1900s.
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Re: 100 year old marathoner to retire

Postby fasttrack85 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:58 am

why stop now???
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Re: 100 year old marathoner to retire

Postby 26mi235 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:10 pm

Because if he keeps running and racing he will ruin his knees when he gets to old age. :lol:
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