I dunno really what to say here... Meet Fauja Singh, a 102 year old man, who in February of this year completed the Hong Kong marathon as his final race. While this route (a mini mini marathon) was a mere 6.25 miles (let's be honest, today I ran three and fell asleep w my shoes on, face first, on my couch,) in 2011 Singh became the oldest man to finish an entire Marathon at the Toronto Waterfront Race. FYI - a marathon is 26.2 miles. 26.2 MILES! HE WAS 100!!!!! WHAT IS THAT!?
FYI AGAIN (In 2003 Singh finished the LONDON MARATHON in 6hrs 2mins, the TORONTO WATERFRONT MARATHON in 5hrs 40mins and in 2011 finished the TORONTO WATERFRONT in 8hrs 11mins.) (Oh please, the man was 100!)
In case this STILL hasn't shocked you - born w a birth defect , Singh wasn't able to walk until the age of five and once he did, his legs weren't fully functioning until the age of 10. Singh was not a runner as a young child, nor a young adult, but began his running career at the ripe young age of - 89! Sadly, after his wife and son passed away, within close time to each other, Singh took up running as a means to combat depression.
DUDE FAUJA IS THE MAN!!!!
SOME FACTS ABOUT MY GUY FAUJA:
- Tests done on Singh at the age of 94 showed his left leg had the bone density of a 35-year-old and his right leg that of a 25-year-old.
- In 2004, Singh was featured in an Adidas campaign along side, David Beckham and Muhammad Ali.
- In 2011, Singh, a vegetarian, was the oldest man to be featured in a PETA campaign.
- In 2012, Singh was selected to carry the olympic torch.
JUST SOME LITTLE RACES. NO BIG DEAL.