Friday, October 21, 2011

World’s Oldest Marathon Runner...

“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” -C.S. Lewis

The same day I was running 26 miles in San Francisco, Fauja Singh was running 26 miles in Canada at the Toronto Marathon. And Singh happens to be....well, 100 years old! Incredible!

He finished the course and the Wall Street Journal says he’ll now hold a spot in the Guinness Book of Records for being the world’s oldest marathon runner.

The Toronto race was his 8th full marathon and this guy didn’t even start running marathon distance until he was 89 years old. Think of anyone you know in their 80’s running a mile, let alone 26 and it give you some perspective how unbelievable this is!

In 2003 (let see, he was probably 92) he ran the Toronto marathon in 5 hours, 40 minutes. That’s an amazing time for a guy that old! Clearly first in his age group (likely the only one in his age group for most events). I’m very inspired!

“Once you're over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.” -Charles Schultz