Fauja Singh Hangs Up His Marathon Shoes

This past weekend's London Marathon was Fauja Singh's last.

He will still run shorter races.

He’s gone on longer than any human ever and now Fauja Singh, the world’s oldest marathoner is calling it quits.

The 101-year-old British man completed the London Marathon last Sunday in seven hours and 49 minutes. He then announced that London would be his last marathon, but says he will still take part in races from the 5K to the half marathon.

“He has hung his shoes for full marathons on a high note. Hat’s off to the man. I salute the ‘Fauja Spirit’. He is an icon,” ┬ásaid Singh’s biographer, Khushwant Singh.

“I kept track of him during the London Marathon on Sunday. He got huge attention during the event.”

In London Fauja Singh bettered his own time for the 26.2-mile event. Last year, he completed the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in over eight hours.

On April 1, Singh turned 101. He has taken part in eight full marathons in the last 12 years. When he turned 100, he got a congratulatory letter from the Queen.

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