Oldest Marathoner Also Dubbed as the Oldest Traveler

Living up to 100 years is a great achievement. How much more if I told you that there’ s  a man who continues racing despite being a centenarian? This man is none other than Fauja Singh. Dubbed as the oldest marathoner, he  had garnered a new title under his belt  as the “Oldest traveller” after acing Gatwick Airport’s competition. Guess what, he won roundtrip ticket to Las Vegas for 2 plus a 3-night accomodation to a 5 star hotel in the Sin City!

“One of the most precious things in life to me is being able to see the world and have new experiences and I don’t plan to give up anytime soon so it’s great to see that Gatwick is encouraging others to do the same. My favourite travel experiences are those which have involved running a marathon. I have never been to Las Vegas but believe there is marathon there in December!”

In October last year, aged 100, Singh completed Toronto’s Scotiabank Waterfront marathon becoming the first centenarian to finish a run of that distance. In April 2012, he went on to complete the London Marathon in 7 hours, 49 minutes, at the age of 101. He has accomplished nine marathons since he began competing aged 89.

 

Read the full article at Breaking Travel News.

 

Photo copyright by Flickr user SMNDA.

 

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