Friday, 19 December 2008

Fauja Singh

Fauja Singh, born on april 1st 1911 in India, is 97 years old is a Sikh marathon runner and a world-record holder for his age group. He has completed the London marathon in 6 hours, 2 minutes and his marathon record is 5 hours, 40 minutes. In 2004 he was features in a well publicised advertising campaign for Adidas and replaced David Beckham. Whilst running he has also raised a lot of money for charities BLISS a charity dedicated to premature babies. He started to compete in marathons at the age of 81 after becoming bored of sitting around in his sons house all day. He has taken part in more than 5 London marathons. Fauja also holds another 5 world records

1 comment:

  1. Keep up the good job. you are a great admiration to everyone. take care.