This Sunday (16 Oct) Toronto hosts the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon and among the 5,ooo entrants, one man is set to break the world record for being the oldest runner to take part and complete the event.
One-hundred-year-old Fauja Singh – aka The Turbaned Tornado – plans to become the first person ever to finish a 26 mile marathon past the age of 100. If he finishes the race, Singh will set a Guinness World Record.
Sunday’s Toronto event will be Singh’s eighth marathon. In 2003, in the same Canadian city marathon, he set a record in the 90-plus age group.
“He’s a remarkable human being,” said Alan Brookes, race director of the Toronto marathon. “He’s having a great impact around the world on our sport but also much broader than that. To show what you can do with dedication, determination and a good dose of courage.”
Singh is set to raise money for local charities including the Gur Gobind Singh Children’s Foundation..
Hg2 backs The Turbaned Tornado to complete the 42 km distance and prove himself to be a true inspiration.
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