25 Feb '13, 2pm

The world's oldest marathoner (age 101) has retired:

Fauja Singh, who is credited with being the oldest person to complete a marathon, ran what he says will be his last race on Sunday. Singh, 101, ran 1:32:28 at the 10-K held in conjunction with the Hong Kong Marathon, the Associated Press reports . "I am happy that I am 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 before the race. Singh, whose trainer told Runner's World Newswire earlier this year that Singh will continue to jog and walk for fitness, has not clarified why he will no longer attend races. Singh began running at age 89 to alleviate depression. He ran his first marathon, London, in 2000. He ran his personal best for the distance, 5:40, at Toronto in 2003 to set the world 90-and-older record. At Toronto in 2011, he ran 8:11 to become the first person age 100 to finish a marathon. During Singh's raci...

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