A 100-year-old Briton has become the world’s oldest marathon runner after finishing a race in Canada.
Fauja Singh, from Ilford, east London, ran the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in eight hours, 25 minutes and 16 seconds.
The record-holder “hit the wall” at 22 miles but soldiered on for another two hours and finished in 3,850th place, ahead of five other competitors.
Mr Singh, who took up running 11 years ago after his wife and son died, trains every day by running 10 miles.
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His coach and translator Harmander Singh said Mr Singh was “overjoyed”.
“Earlier, just before we came around the (final) corner, he said, ‘achieving this will be like getting married again’.
“He’s absolutely overjoyed, he’s achieved his lifelong wish.”
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