Fauja Singh
At 104 years of age, Fauja Singh still incorporates running in his daily routine.

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“I have won marathons in England, Canada, in the United States but now in India, I only want to win hearts,” Singh describes in the video.

When Singh reached the century mark, he raced at the Ontario Masters Association Fauja Singh Invitational Meet, a special event put on in Toronto, where he set numerous world records from the 100 metres up to the 5,000-metre distance.

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In 2011, Singh became the first person to complete a marathon at 100 years of age by finishing the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Singh was born on April 1, 1911 and originally said he would retire after finishing the 10K at the Hong Kong Marathon in 2013.

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A British citizen, Singh was born in the Punjab region of India, located in the northern part of the world’s second-most populous country.


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12 Comments

  • Harmander says:

    Fauja Singh will NOT be running in Mumbai.

    Harmander Singh – Coach

    • Teresa Nightingale says:

      Hi Harmander! Great video, nice to see you in it! Fauja looks amazing! Sorry to hear he won’t be running Mumbai after all.

      • Harmander says:

        Dear Teresa,
        Thank you for your message. Happy New Year.
        Afraid his response and quotes were lost in translation during subtitling. He speaks Punjabi and the interviewer was speaking Hindi.
        He will flag off the race however and has just landed in India as of Monday morning.
        His heart may want to run but his body (sadly) is not what it used to be although he still covers the 10 miles a day by mainly walking.

    • Tim Huebsch says:

      Thanks Harmander,

      I’ve updated the article to reflect the information you provided.

  • Harmander says:

    Fauja Singh will NOT be running in Mumbai.

    Harmander Singh – Coach

    • Teresa Nightingale says:

      Hi Harmander! Great video, nice to see you in it! Fauja looks amazing! Sorry to hear he won’t be running Mumbai after all.

      • Harmander says:

        Dear Teresa,
        Thank you for your message. Happy New Year.
        Afraid his response and quotes were lost in translation during subtitling. He speaks Punjabi and the interviewer was speaking Hindi.
        He will flag off the race however and has just landed in India as of Monday morning.
        His heart may want to run but his body (sadly) is not what it used to be although he still covers the 10 miles a day by mainly walking.

    • Tim Huebsch says:

      Thanks Harmander,

      I’ve updated the article to reflect the information you provided.

  • Harmander says:

    Thank you Tim

  • Harmander says:

    Thank you Tim

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