The First Centenarian to ever accomplish a Marathon
Turbaned Tornado, "Fauja Singh" 100 years old finished Toronto's waterfront marathon Sunday evening, securing his place in 'Guinness World Records' as the oldest person and the first centenarian to ever accomplish a run of that distance. Singh, a British citizen, crossed the finish line just before 6 p.m. (ET) with a time of 8 hours, 11 minutes and 5.9 seconds. The 5-foot-8 Singh said he's hopeful his next project will be participating in the torch relay for the 2012 London Games. He carried the torch during the relay for the 2004 Athens Games.
Congratulations to Fauja Singh on this spectacular performance!