The Checkup: 100-Year-Old Marathoner Becomes Guinness Record Holder

A finish in Toronto on Sunday made Fauja Singh the oldest marathon runner ever

When Fauja Singh crossed the finish line of a marathon in Toronto on Sunday, he was in dead-last place. He finished more than six hours after the guy who placed first. But at 100 years old, Singh became the world’s oldest marathoner, securing a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. This was Singh’s eighth marathon. He ran his first at age—wait for it—89. And as if you couldn’t love him any more, he likened finishing the Toronto race to getting married all over again.

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