First Centenarian to complete the Toronto International Marathon, Mr. Fauja Singh completed the 42.4Km in 8hrs 25 mins today. 22,000 runners took part in the half and full marathons.
Singh took up running about 20 years ago at the age of 80. He runs about 16 kilometres each day. This marked the eighth marathon for Singh but he has slowed down a bit in the last decade. In the same marathon in 2003, he set a record in the 90-plus category of 5:40 hh:mm.