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101-Year-Old Marathoner Fauja Singh Retires

Fauja Singh, a 101-year-old marathon runner, completed the Hong Kong Marathon’s 10km event this morning in 1 hour, 32 minutes. He’ll run no more.

The Indian-born and British-based man isn’t going to limp off into retirement, though.

“I am feeling very happy about the race, every time I run I feel so fresh,” he said.

Singh did not rule out running for charity in future events.

Even more amazing than his age is the fact he took up running at the age of 89 to overcome depression following the deaths of his wife and son. He’s not a late bloomer, he’s a too-late bloomer.

In 2011, he finished the Toronto Marathon but his achievement wasn’t recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records because he doesn’t have a birth certificate, just a passport.

[Photo via Getty]

 

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