Centenarian makes marathon effort

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The Independent Online

A 100-year-old man from London became the world's oldest marathon runner last night, after he sensationally completed a 26-mile race in Toronto. Indian-born Fauja Singh is set to enter Guinness World Records for the world's oldest marathon runner for completing the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in just over eight hours, 25 minutes.

Earlier in the week, Singh set eight world records for running distances as short as 100 metres to as long as 5,000 metres. He took up running about 20 years ago at the age of 80.