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HONG KONG: The world's oldest marathon runner ran his last race on Sunday at the age of 101.
Fauja Singh finished the Hong Kong marathon's 10-kilometer (6.25-mile) 00403728 nike flex shoes race in a time of 1 hour, 32 minutes and 28 seconds.
Singh, a Sikh, wore a saffron turban and sported a flowing white beard. As he followed the route along the northern lip of Hong Kong island, he was accompanied by a group from the city's local Sikh community, joining about 72,000 other runners taking part in the marathon.
The Indian-born runner, nicknamed the Turbaned Torpedo, had said that he celine luggage would hang up his sneakers after the race in the southern Chinese city, just before his 102nd birthday.
'I will remember this day. I will miss it,' Singh celine luggage said minutes after crossing the finish line.
Singh, a great-grandfather, became the oldest man to run a full marathon at Toronto in 2011, at the age of 100. But his record was not recognized by Guinness World Records because he doesn't celine bags Nike air maximum swiftness department having to do with exponents apartment have a birth certificate to prove his age. Singh has a British passport that shows his date of birth as April 1, 1911, while a letter from Indian government officials states that birth records were not kept in 1911.
'I am feeling a bit of happiness isabel marant sneakers online and a bit of sadness mixed together. I am happy that I am isabel marant retiring at the top of the game but I am sad that the time has come for me to not be part of it,' Singh said in a pre-race interview.
'And there will always be times in the future where I will be thinking, 'Well, I used to do that (running),' the shop isabel marant Punjabi-speaking Singh said through his coach and interpreter, Harmander Singh.
Singh took up running as a way to get over depression after his 19211676 nike air max uptempo wife and mulberry uk son died in quick succession in isabel marant store India. The death in 1994 of his son took a particularly hard toll on Singh because of its grisly nature. Singh and his son, Kuldip, both farmers, were checking on their fields in the middle of a storm when a piece of corrugated metal blown by the wind decapitated Kuldip in front of his father's eyes.
Singh, whose five other children had emigrated, was left all alone.
'He didn't think his life was mulberry uk worth living without his son' following the traumatic incident, coach Harmander Singh said. He went to live with his youngest son in London. That's where the sports enthusiast Singh attended tournaments organized by the Sikh community and he took part in sprints.
He met some Sikh marathon runners who encouraged him to take up long-distance running. One day 19036231 women nike air max he saw a marathon on television for the first time and decided that's isabel marant etoile what he wanted to do too.
In 2000, at the age of 89, he ran the London marathon, his first, and went on to do eight more. His best time was 5 hours and 40 minutes at the 2003 Toronto marathon. (AP)
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