I know I’m really late but I just heard about this man and I was sooooo amazed! He is 100 year old Fauja Singh and FINISHED THE MARATHON(In October 2011)!! He is from Ilford, East London, but completed the Marathon in Canada. He began running 11 years ago after his wife and son died and runs 10 miles every day. His secret to staying fit is eating ginger curry, drinking tea and staying HAPPY 🙂
He was the proud record holder of the over-90 category who ran the marathin in five hours and 40 minutes in 2003 and now broke 8 additional records for being a 100 year old man who completed 8 distances (between 100-5000m) in the fastest amount of time. To complete the marathon was a lifelong dream and Mr Singh said, “it was like getting married again”.
That just goes to show, you are never too old to make your dreams come true, such an inspirational man!