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Monday, 3 May 2010

The Captain and The Marathon Runner

Vaisakhi, the Sikh New Year or harvest festival was celebrated in Trafalgar Square yesterday. Food, singing and dancing all part of the fun.
I met these two gentlemen, the captain and the marathon runner. The captain told me 92 year old Fauja Singh has run over 20 marathons.
Having searched on google I find he is actually 99 and began running at age 89! He has become the new face of Adidas.
Whatever his age, he is certainly an inspiration.

10 comments:

Jenny said...

How amazing. Well, perhaps if he can run a marathon I can manage to run up to the end of the street....:)

Steffe said...

Absolutely fantastic. Both Singh's achievement, and your portrait of these gentlemen. And thanks for the links.

Rob and Mandy said...

Marvelous looking blokes, and what a feat!

PepeB said...

An inspiration ideed! I just asked myself today, if I'm not to old to start a running practice – with 47!

Peter said...

I gave up running at 50 ... and never the marathon! Fortunatley I'm still able to walk (a lot)!

I read the google SikhNet article; amazing!!

Babzy said...

wow , beautiful portaits , you were lucky to stumble across them , thanks a lot for the links , i didn't know about Fauja Singh 's life , it's incredible !

Gunn said...

Thanks for the link and for your nice shot of the sporty men. I have learned something new!!:)

JM said...

Fantastic portrait!

Chuck Pefley said...

Inspiration indeed! I love stories like this!!

CafebyJW said...

Amazing!

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