Sprinter, 100, sets record and aims for marathon

By | October 16, 2011

http://xenophilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/56071427_runner-2.jpgFauja Singh, a 100-year-old British man, has run his way to eight sprinting world records and is aiming to set another, when he takes part in the Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Mr Singh broke the records for 100-year-old men in all eight sprinting distances on Thursday. The Guinness Book of World Records will be on hand on Sunday to document his attempt at completing a full marathon distance.

Born in India in 1911, he started competitive running at the age of 89, after losing his wife and son.

His translator and coach Harmandar Singh said that ”running has given him a new focus in life”. …

via BBC News – Sprinter, 100, sets record and aims for marathon.

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