100-years-old man runs in marathons
August 18, 2011
Faujas Singh is 100-years-old and was the first person to sign in the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Marathon.
This man was born in India on April 1, 1911, and developed his love of running while working as a farmer in the Punjab.
He moved to the UK, half a century later, he became serious about sport, it is now considered the world’s oldest runner and marathoner.
Faujas Singh revealed the key to success in the 10 miles, and whose training regimen is to eat lots of curry and ginger and drink lots of tea: “I am not an educated person in any shape or form. For me, the secret is to be happy, doing charity work, stay healthy and be positive.”
“If someone says I should stop running I do not pay attention. The secret to a long and healthy life is to be free of stress. If something can not change, why bother? Be grateful for everything you have, stay away from people who are negative, and keep running.”
Singh insists that “age is no joke of the Innocents. I have 100 years old and still in good shape.”
Faujas Singh won the men’s world record with more than 90 years to complete the 2003 Toronto Marathon in five hours and 40 minutes.
Now he hopes to participate in the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Marathon, of 26.2 miles.