Fauja Singh

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Fauja Singh
Fauja Singh in 2007.jpg
Fauja Singh (2007)
Personal information
Nickname(s) Turbaned Tornado
Running Baba
Sikh Superman[1]
Nationality British
Born (1911-04-01) 1 April 1911 (age 107)
Beas Pind, Jalandhar, Punjab, British India
Residence United Kingdom
Years active 2000–2013
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 53 kg (117 lb)
Sport
Country United Kingdom
Sport Marathon
Retired 24 February 2013[2][3]
Updated on 26 January 2013.

Fauja Singh BEM (Punjabi: ਫੌਜਾ ਸਿੰਘ, born 1 April 1911) is a British Sikh centenarian marathon runner. He has beaten a number of world records in multiple age brackets, but none of his times have been ratified as records.

His current personal best time for the London Marathon (2003) is 6 hours 2 minutes,[4] and his marathon record, for age 90-plus, is 5 hours 40 minutes at the age of 92, at the 2003 Toronto Waterfront Marathon.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Wee, Lea (13 December 2012). "Running gave him second wind". Straits Times. Singapore. p. 24. 
  2. "New Delhi Marathon runner Fauja Singh to retire after one last run". 24 January 2013. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. 
  3. "At 101, Fauja Singh completes his final marathon". Agence France-Presse. 24 February 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  4. Ashenden, Mark (30 June 2005). "Life Begins at 90". BBC News. Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  5. "Runner, 94, finishes capital race". BBC News. 12 June 2005. Retrieved 16 October 2011.