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Post by Guest on Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:41 am

Brit Becomes World's Oldest Marathon Runner 13 Comments
9:35am UK, Monday October 17, 2011

A 100-year-old Briton has become the world's oldest marathon runner after completing a race in Canada.
Fauja Singh, finished the Scotiabank Toronto Marathon in Canada in eight hours, 25 minutes and 16 seconds.

It looked like he would not make as he hit the 22 mile mark.

But he battled on for another two hours to reach the finishing line in 3,850th place - ahead of five other runners.


After a weekend of excess which generally involves too much red wine and certainly too many calories, I have to drag myself out of bed...however, I've found new motivation - it comes in the form of Fauja Singh.

Kay Burley finds inspiration in the world's oldest marathon runner

Mr Singh, who only started running 11 years ago after the deaths of his wife and son, trains every day, running 10 miles.

He puts his success down to ginger curry, cups of tea and "being happy".

He holds the world record for the men's over-90 category after completing the 2003 Toronto marathon in five hours and 40 minutes.

http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16090323



There's hope for me yet!!!!!!!!!

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Re: 100 year old Brit runs marathon!!!!

Post by Guest on Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:27 pm

sassy1261 wrote:Brit Becomes World's Oldest Marathon Runner 13 Comments
9:35am UK, Monday October 17, 2011

A 100-year-old Briton has become the world's oldest marathon runner after completing a race in Canada.
Fauja Singh, finished the Scotiabank Toronto Marathon in Canada in eight hours, 25 minutes and 16 seconds.

It looked like he would not make as he hit the 22 mile mark.

But he battled on for another two hours to reach the finishing line in 3,850th place - ahead of five other runners.


After a weekend of excess which generally involves too much red wine and certainly too many calories, I have to drag myself out of bed...however, I've found new motivation - it comes in the form of Fauja Singh.

Kay Burley finds inspiration in the world's oldest marathon runner

Mr Singh, who only started running 11 years ago after the deaths of his wife and son, trains every day, running 10 miles.

He puts his success down to ginger curry, cups of tea and "being happy".

He holds the world record for the men's over-90 category after completing the 2003 Toronto marathon in five hours and 40 minutes.

http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16090323



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I think I'll give it a miss though, I don't have the boobs for running lol!

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Re: 100 year old Brit runs marathon!!!!

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:23 pm

Not bad for a 100 year old man !

I do wonder if anyone has seen his birth certificate though ? scratch

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Post by Guest on Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:30 pm

prinze wrote:Not bad for a 100 year old man !

I do wonder if anyone has seen his birth certificate though ? scratch

Oh you have a suspicious mind. They said he was British, so i presume he would have a birth certificate, even if he was not born here, he would have to have given papers when he came.

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Post by victorismyhero on Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:43 pm

Feelthelove wrote:

Blimey affraid

I think I'll give it a miss though, I don't have the boobs for running lol!



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Post by SEXY MAMA on Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:54 pm

Lol!!!!!! Sassy!

Wow 100 years old eh!
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Re: 100 year old Brit runs marathon!!!!

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:56 pm

sassy1261 wrote:

Oh you have a suspicious mind. They said he was British, so i presume he would have a birth certificate, even if he was not born here, he would have to have given papers when he came.

True, but many people from the South Asian continent, didnt keep records of births all those years ago. Once they applied to get here they worked out rough estimations of how old they might be and put any old date down for their date of birth.

Maybe I am being too suspicions though ? Suspect

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