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Fauja Singh

Centenarian marathon runner Fauja Singh, 101, center, originally from Beas Pind, in Jalandhar, India but who now lives in London, raises a Hong Kong flag after finishing a 10-kilometer race, which was part of the annual Hong Kong Marathon.

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Centenarian marathon runner Fauja Singh, 101, center, originally from Beas Pind, in Jalandhar, India and now lives in London, runs in a 10-kilometer race, held as part of the annual Hong Kong Marathon, in Hong Kong. Singh will retire from public racing after competing in the marathon.

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Centenarian marathon runner Fauja Singh,101, originally from Beas Pind, India but now lives in London, poses in front of the giant seated Buddha statue in Hong Kong's outlying Lantau Island. Singh will participate in a 10-kilometer race at the Hong Kong Marathon on Sunday before retiring from public races.

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101-year-old runner Fauja Singh participates in the 4.3 kilometers run for senior citizens during the Mumbai Marathon in Mumbai.

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Legendary long distance runner Haile Gebrselassie and actress Gul Panag interact with veteran Marathon runner Fauja Singh during the Pasta party of Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon in Mumbai.

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Veteran marathon runner Fauja Singh during a press conference ahead of Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon in Mumbai.

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One-hundred-and-one-year-old marathoner Fauja Singh, center of London, England, runs in the 5-km race during the Surrey International World Music Marathon in Surrey, British Columbia in Canada on Sunday. Singh is considered the oldest marathon runner in the world.

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Fauja Singh, 100, participates in ” The Gold City Marathon Amritsar 2012” in Amritsar.

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100-year-old Indian born athlete Fauja Singh prepares for the start of the marathon in Frankfurt, central Germany. Singh attracted worldwide attention when he completed the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in over eight hours.

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Centenarian Fauja Singh competes in a 200 meter race for centenarians in Toronto. One-hundred-year-old Singh, originally from India now living in London, England, is competing in Toronto's Waterfront Marathon on Sunday.

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Centenarian Fauja Singh, foreground, warms up with fellow runners before a series of races in Toronto. One-hundred-year-old Singh, originally from India now living in London, England, is competing in Toronto's Waterfront Marathon on Sunday.

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Centenarian Fauja Singh crosses the finish line in a 100 meter race for centenarians in Toronto. One-hundred-year-old Singh, originally from India now living in London, England, is competing in Toronto's Waterfront Marathon on Sunday.

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In this photo provided by Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Fauja Singh, 100, centre, celebrates at the finish line after completing the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Toronto on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. Singh became the oldest person to complete a full-distance marathon when he finished the race, earning a spot in the Guiness World Book of Records for his accomplishment.

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Judge (Retd) Sir Mota Singh (white turban) receiving the first copy of the book Turbaned Tornado after it was launched by Lord Anthony Young (2nd L) in the Attlee Room of the House of Lords in London. The book is the biography of 100-yr-old Fauja Singh (2nd R) authored by Khushwant Singh (R).

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In God he trusts Fauja Singh in action during a marathon in London

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This year's oldest London Marathon runner, Fauja Singh, celebrates his 93rd birthday as he runs across the Millennium Bridge in London. This will be the fifth time the age-defying athlete has run the race to raise money for premature baby charity, BLISS, and the second time he has been the oldest competitor in the event.

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Sunday 18 April93 years old Fauja Singh, the London Marathon's oldest competitor, begins his run in Greenwich, South East London.

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Sunday 30 JanuaryNinety four-year-old Fauja Singh runs in the Lahore International Marathon 2005 in Lahore, Pakistan. Only two Indian competitors, 72 year-old Ashish Roy and London based Fauja Singh participated in Pakistan's first-ever international marathon. Singh was awarded a special prize of $5,000 for improving his personal best in the 10-km race. He immediately donated the price money to a local charity.

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92-year-old Fauja Singh became the oldest man ever to line up for the London Marathon. Fauja has signed a deal with Adidas for a major advertising campaign that also features footballer David Beckham, rugby ace Jonny Wilkinson and boxer Laila Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali.