First of all HANDS down to the warrior.. with utmost respect I salute his marathon completion at the age of 100 years with a timing of 8:25:17. At around 30Km mark, he was in bad pain, and it felt that he may drop off the event, may not complete it.. but he shocked the world, when his utter determination and mental stamina.. brought him to the finish line… If you check the video out, you can see him crossing the finish line.. event organizers were almost packing up, when the awesome dude completed his run…
His half marathon timing may shock you, at age 96, he has a sub 2:30 timing. He had set up a world record for age 90+ at the Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon 2004: 2:29:59. Damn lot of novice runners in 20’s target this time. I am spellbound ….
check his wikipedia.
This post is just too small to talk about the personality, who has stood alongside David Beckham and Muhammed Ali as the Adidas brand ambassador. Adidas signed him up for their advertising campaign ‘Nothing is Impossible’ .. And the dude, just proved it.. @100 yrs, 26.2 miles, under 8:30 is unbelievable.
Fauja had blood tests and a bone density test when the runner was 99. Doctors, kept blind to the identity of their subjects, felt they were dealing with a 40-year-old in the blood tests. On bone density, Singh’s left leg was found to be comparable to that of a 35-year-old; his right leg had that of a 25-year-old.
“His response was, ‘I knew my left leg was weaker,’” said Alan Brookes, race director for Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2011.
even the Adidas billboard warns the Marathon runners from Kenya: “The Kenyans had better watch out for him when he hits 100”. lolz!!!
To read more on the great man, his humbleness, and sarcasm, read it at SikhiWiki
Hats Off to you … DUDE !! 🙂