October 17, 2011 in Sports

100 years for marathon record book

 

A 100-year-old runner became the oldest person to complete a full-distance marathon when he finished the race in Toronto on Sunday. Fauja Singh earned a spot in the Guiness World Book of Records for his accomplishment. It took Singh more than eight hours to cross the finish line and he was the last competitor to complete the course. But his time wasn’t nearly as remarkable as the accomplishment. Event workers dismantled the barricades along the finish line and took down sponsor banners even as Singh made his way up the final few hundred yards of the race. Family, friends and supporters greeted Singh when he finished the race.

Associated Press


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