“Age is simply the number of years the world has been enjoying you”
Turning old is not the end of the journey. It is simply a time to reminisce with your loved ones and try out things you never could before.
Meet SuperHero Fauj Singh, also known as the turbaned tornado. He did not take up running until the age of 89! Superhero Fauj singh is known as the world’s oldest marathon runner who at the age of 100 continues to run full marathon.
He ran his first marathon at the age of 90 and has continued to do so. Fauj Singh has been an inspiration not to the elderly but also to the children where he has been featured as a superhero in a children’s picture book called ‘Fauja singh Keeps Running’ published in the UK.
No Dis In This Ability
His story is a combination of challenges he faced with racism, ageism, and disability. At the age of 109, he has discontinued to run but still holds on the record of being the oldest marathon runner. His legacy is of running all over the world in 26-mile races. Clocking his personal best at 5 hours and 40 minutes has inspired a lot of people. But Fauja Singh was not always motivated to run. After suffering from many ailments, he has taken upon himself to do things that make him happy.
Knowing the inspiration, he has created he has encouraged people to break his record and hopes to see happen one day. Not everyone is cut out to be marathon runners like Fauja singh but he did things that kept him happy and what he loves to do.
“if you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose at all time” – Josh Billings
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