100-year-old Runner Sets More Records

The Scotiabank marathon had to make a new age category this year for 100-year-old Fauja Singh. And he’s no slow poke. The 115-pound Singh ran through eight track events at Birchmount Stadium in Scarborough, Ont., on Thursday as part of a charity event called Sikhs in the City. He ended with eight world records.

Singh ran 100 metres in 23.40 seconds and topped the previous 100-year-old by more than six seconds. All-ages world record holder Usain Bolt finished the 100 metres in 9.58 seconds.

A 61-year-old woman certainly met her match racing Singh when he beat her in three races.

Even if Singh does not bring a first place medal home after Sunday’s race, he will certainly bring inspiration to spectators.