Just how old is too old for the spine rattling sport of long distance running?
The astonishing answer comes from a “loser.”
Fauja Singh didn’t start running marathons until he was 89. At age 100, he came in dead last for Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (October 2011), but he won first place in the Guinness book of World Records for being the oldest human to run a marathon. Losing and wining at the same time; that’s so very Zen, isn’t it?
Singh credits his longevity with his healthy lifestyle: he not only walks or runs 10 miles each day, but he also eats a vegetarian diet, and refrains from drinking or smoking.
The moral? If father time is going to chase you, Make Him run Marathons.