05 Feb '12, 11am

'Oldest marathon runner' competes in Hong Kong

'Oldest marathon runner' competes in Hong Kong

British Indian Fauja Singh, also known as Turbaned Torpedo and dubbed the world's oldest marathoner, talks to the media after finishing the 10km race in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong 2012 Marathon on Feb 5, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP HONG KONG (AFP) - A 100-year-old British Indian man who claims to be the world's oldest marathoner was all smiles after completing a 10km run at the Hong Kong marathon on Sunday. Born in 1911 and affectionately nicknamed the Turbaned Torpedo, Fauja Singh finished the race in just over one hour and 34 minutes, organisers told AFP, raising HK$200,000 (S$32,000) for the charity Seeing Is Believing. 'The weather was very pleasant, I enjoyed the race very much,' he was quoted by local media as saying, as he crossed the finishing line, arms in the air. The centenarian attributed his physical fitness to his healthy lifestyle, including abstaining from sm...

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