42.5 km later…

Sunday a new record was broken in Toronto.  At 100 years of age, Fauja Singh became the oldest person to complete a marathon, 42.5km in about 8.5 hrs.  I read a few articles about him this afternoon; he started running about twenty years ago, in his late 80s, and how runs an average of about sixteen kilometres a day.  Talk about inspirational!  The clip below is some background on Mr. Singh with a few scenes of him running; it’s truly amazing to see such an elder statesman move with such grace and flexibility.

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2 thoughts on “42.5 km later…

  1. Amazing, Martin. I’ll think about beating his record in…2053.

    BTW – did you know Kate ran the Victoria marathon last weekend. She did 3hrs 27 mins – and qualified for the Boston Marathon in 2013!


  2. Martin

    He is an example for all of us Ben. It’s wonderful to see him gliding along with that smooth, effortless gait of his. Thanks for sharing this.

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