Singh talks running with Vancouver filmmaker

Fauja Singh
Fauja Singh
Courtesy: Canada Running Series

Fauja Singh, the world’s oldest marathon runner, has shared his incredible story with a Vancouver filmmaker.

Singh, 102, sat down with filmmaker Dylan Sidoo for an exclusive 98-minute, on camera interview at the Sikh Arts & Film Festival in California to tell his story.

The “Turbaned Tornado” is well-known in the running community as the world’s oldest marathon runner, although the Guinness Book of World Records does not recognize Singh’s achievements due to his inability to produce a birth certificate.

Singh ran the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 2011 at age 100, and recently hung up his running shoes after running his last race—a 10K—in Hong Kong in February.

According to, Singh opened up to Sidoo about his life and how he turned to runner to overcome his wife’s death in 1992 and his son’s death in 1994.