It’s safe to assume that centenarian Fauja Singh is the oldest person running the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday. Singh, otherwise known as The Turbaned Tornado, wants to cross the finish line as the oldest person in the world to complete a full-distance marathon. It would put his name in the Guinness World Record books.
Marathons aren’t new to Singh. He’s already finished eight. Back in 2003, he set a record in the 90+ category, finishing the same Scotiabank race in under six hours. Wow.
Harmander Singh, his running coach, says Singh weighs only 115 pounds and his diet consists of mostly toast, curry and tea. After losing his wife and child 20 years ago, Fauja started running to deal with his grief. His coach told the CBC, ‘Running has given him a new focus in life.’
Good luck Turbaned Tornado!
– Marlene Rego, Web Editor, besthealthmag.ca