Oldest Marathoner Runs Last Race At 101

HONG KONG (February 24, 2013)—Fauja Singh, the world's oldest marathoner, has run his last race at the age of 101.

Singh finished the Hong Kong marathon's 6.25-mile race Sunday in 1 hour, 32 minutes, 28 seconds.

Singh, a Sikh, wore a saffron turban and sported a flowing white beard.

The Indian-born runner said earlier he would hang up his runing shoes after the race in the southern Chinese city.

Singh became the oldest man to run a full marathon at Toronto in 2011, but his record was not recognized by Guinness World Records because he doesn't have a birth certificate to prove his age, only a passport.

Singh, who lives in Britain, said before the race that he was happy he's retiring at the top of his game.


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