100-year-old man finishes Toronto marathon
Finishing a marathon is a feat many of us will never accomplish in this lifetime, but if the dream is there, take some inspiration from Fauja Singh, the oldest person to ever complete the Toronto marathon who only started training at the tender age of eighty-nine.
The Guardian reports that:
His coach, and translator Harmander Singh, said: “Just before we came around the final corner, he said that ‘achieving this will be like getting married again’. He’s absolutely overjoyed, he’s achieved his lifelong wish.”
Singh, who attributes his success to ginger curry, cups of tea and “being happy”, has long been acclaimed as the “Turbaned Tornado” – the title of his biography, published last year, which he unfortunately has not been able to read because he is illiterate.
No wonder he’s the new face – so to speak – of Adidas’ “Impossible is nothing” campaign.
Full story at Guardian.
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