100-year-old Finishes Marathon, Sets Record

One-hundred-year-old Fauja Singh has certainly been the talk of town this week, and rightfully so. After completing Toronto’s Scotiabank marathon today, Singh secured his place in the Guinness World Records as the oldest person — and the first centenarian- to complete a run that distance.

Singh finished the marathon after 8 hours, 11 minutes and 5.9 seconds at 6 p.m. ET.

“He’s absolutely overjoyed. He’s achieved his life-long wish,” his coach said.