A 101-year-old British Sikh who is considered to be the world’s oldest marathon runner is ready to hang up his sneakers, reports the Times of India.
The 10km race held during the Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 24 will be Fauja Singh’s last event, he told the newspaper — but he intends to keep running at least four hours a day after that.
Singh, dubbed the “Turbaned Tornado,” was born in Punjab, but has lived in Britain since 1992. He came to marathon running relatively late, at the age of 89. A member of London’s ‘Sikhs in the City’ running club, he finished his fifth London Marathon last year in a time of seven hours and 49 minutes, and has competed in eight 26-mile races in London, Toronto and New York. Last year, he became the U.K.’s oldest Olympic torchbearer, reports the Ilford Recorder.
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