100-Year-Old Marathoner

Fauja Singh completes Toronto marathon.

According to the Wall Street Journal, on 10/16/11 Fauja Singh completed the Toronto marathon, finishing the 26.2 mile race in over 8 hours. I hope that will inspire my patients to exercise. I’ve started telling my octogenarians to start training for a half marathon. Heck, I’m letting them off easy.

About Daniel Ginsberg, MD, FACP

I'm an internal medicine physician and have avidly applied computers to medicine since 1986, when I wrote my first medically oriented computer programs. So yes, that means I'm at least 35-years-old!
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2 Responses to 100-Year-Old Marathoner

  1. Thanks for posting this! I was running next to an octogenarian in the first (& only) marathon I ran in 1997 (during last year of residency!). His pace was very near mine. He must have finished in under 5 hours and had been running marathons for years! I was very aw inspired.

    I can no longer run d.t. an injury but can still do high impact aerobics, hot yoga, the elliptical etc.

    Great reminder one is never too old!
    Best,
    Rajka

    • I ran a marathon in my 20’s, and although definitely faster than than Fauja Singh, not enough so to brag given the nearly 80 year age difference! I was under trained and finished on will power, then couldn’t run for the next year without getting knee pain.

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