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World’s Oldest Marathoner Retires

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Fauja Singh, at the old age of 101, has decided to retire from running marathons. His final race was this past Sunday (February 24) at the Hong Kong Marathon, a 10-kilometer (6.2 miles) run. He finished the marathon at 1:32:28.

After crossing the finish line, Singh, who only speaks Punjabi, stated that, “Today is one of the happiest days of my life. I felt so fresh and so good. I felt I’m full of power today.”

He was nicknamed “Turban Tornado,” and his average mile was a little under 15 minutes.

Not being able to provide a birth certificate, The Guinness Books of World Records denied his place of being in the record books.

Although he won’t be competing in marathons anymore, he will still be running anywhere from 9-10 miles a day.

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