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TODAY   |  February 25, 2013

World’s oldest marathon runner retires at age 101

Great-great-grandfather Fauja Singh, the world’s oldest marathon runner at age 101, is also known as “The Turbaned Tornado.” Now he is retiring from the sport after completing nine 26-mile races since he started running at age 89 to recover from a family tragedy. In 2011 he became the first centenarian on record to complete a marathon.

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>>> at 101 years old, hanging up his running shoes . the great great grandfather is retiring from marathon running. he has completed nine of the 26-mile races since he started running at the age of 89 to overcome a family tragedy. in 2011 he became the first centenarian bearing the nickname the turban tornado. he brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "no excuses." fantastic.