There’s no question that marathon running is a demanding sport. The combination of long distance and high intensity makes it one of the most physically challenging activities out there. So, it’s no surprise that the story of the world’s oldest marathon runner is an incredible one.
Born in 1907, Fauja Singh didn’t take up running until he was 89 years old. But once he started, he never looked back. In 2011, at the age of 104, Singh completed the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, becoming the oldest marathon finisher in history.
Since then, Singh has gone on to complete several more marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2014. In the process, he has become an inspiration to runners of all ages.
Singh’s story is a remarkable one of perseverance and determination. It proves that it’s never too late to start running, and that age is no barrier to achieving your goals.