For The (World) Record…

When people think of breaking world records, they think of Paula Radcliff breaking the world record in the Chicago Marathon early in the 2000s or Usain bolt speeding his way along the track circuit.  Meet Fauja Singh.  Fauja started running marathons at 89 years young.  Yes, EIGHTY-NINE!!!  Since he started his marathon quest, he’s participated in 8 total marathons.  Number 8 came this past weekend in Toronto.  He set the world record for oldest person to finish a marathon at 100 years old.  Yes, ONE HUNDRED years young.  The winner of the race, Kenyan Kenneth Mungara, won in 2:09;51.  Canadians qualified for the 2012 Olympics.  And Fauja Singh broke world records for runners over 100 in 8 different categories while finishing in just over 8 hours.  As much as I don’t understand how people can walk marathons, you are my exception.  100 years old and still going strong, I salute you.

To you Mr. Singh, we say congratulations!  Proof that anyone can do anything at any age.  Hopefully we see you in the torch parade for the 2012 London Olympics.  I, for one, will be looking for you!

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6 time marathoner, 40 ish time 1/2 marathoner with a bucket list item to hit all 50 states. New title of BibRave Pro member so watch for discounts and products! Do what you love and love what you do!

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