The world’s oldest marathoner has decided at age 101 to stop competing — but not to stop running. He’ll keep logging a mere eight or nine miles a day, ABC news reports. Fauja Singh, an Indian-born Brit, turned marathoner when he was 89, ABC reports, and his yellow turban prompted the nickname “The Turban Tornado.” The last sentence below made me laugh out loud:
In 2011 he earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest marathon runner when he competed in the Toronto Marathon at age 100.
Singh credits his success to a healthy lifestyle that includes no smoking or alcohol and a vegetarian rich diet. After the Toronto race he spoke to the media through his coach Harmander Singh about his accomplishments.
“He said he achieved this through the help of God, but even God must be getting fed up with helping him,” Harmander Singh said.
(Hat-tip to Tom Anthony)