100 Year Old Completes Toronto Marathon


Can you imagine yourself running at 100 years old? I’m 50 (Heather), half Fauja Singh’s age and I work hard to complete a half marathon. This is so inspirational. Whenever I complain about training, or anything else for that matter, I am going to look at a picture of Fauja and shut my mouth. He is the attitude, ‘I can do anything’ personified. Running is such an every person’s sport, all you need is a pair of good shoes and a road. It is minimalist heaven at it’s best. I say this and I am not a runner’s runner. I am, in fact a walker who really admires runners. I have had a cyatic nerve problem for some time, but nerve be damned, Fauja makes me want to run!

Fauja is now in the Guiness World Book of Records. I love that the race gave him Bib #100. As he came around the corner for the final yards he said,”Achieving this will be like getting married again.” Fauja didn’t start running until he was 80 years old. So my friends, he is also the personification that “It’s never too late.” So, if you have ever thought you can’t do a Marathon or Half Marathon, think again. And think Fauja!

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