An icon of Sikh identity in Europe and also the brand ambassador of Adidas shoe and apparel company, a living legend, adorning billboard in cities like London, Toronto and New York and hitting the headlines ever since he took to running marathons who smashed several WORLD RECORDS, London based Baba Fauja Singh hailing from Beas (Distt. Amritsar) entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the World's Oldest and Fastest 90-Plus marathoner in 2004.
In 2000, he participated for the first time in the London Flora Marathon at the age of 89 when he clocked 6 hrs. 54 min. Next year (2001) also he clocked 6 hrs. 54 min. and set his FIRST World Record in 90-yrs age group. SECOND WORLD RECORD OF FASTEST Runner in over-90 age group was set by him at the age of 92 by finishing race in 5 hrs. 40 min. in the Toronto Marathon in 2003 and THIRD WORLD RECORD on 5th Dec. 2004 by completing race in 6 The Mighty Sikhs / 211 hrs 7 min. in the London Marathon at the age of 93 for a nonagenarian marathoner.
In 2002, he clocked 6 hrs. 45 min. At the Great North Run Half Marathon in Oct. 2002, he clocked 2 hrs. 39 min. He has run successfully near about a dozen of 42-km marathons and many times 21-km half marathons including Lahore International Marathon in 2005 at the age of 94 and Chamkaur Sahib marathon at the age of 93 the great North Run Half marathon in Oct. 2002 and Edinburgh marathon in June 2005. His aim is to break the record of 98 year old Greek, Dimitrion Yordandis by staying active upto 100 years. to be the oldest man to complete a marathon. In early 2004, he replaced footballer David Beckham, Boxer Laila Ali (Daughter of Mohd. Ali) and Johny Wilkinson as the new poster boy of Adidas Company. To acknowledge Fauja Singh who can give inferiority complex to men one third of his age, poster boy status on the basis of his achievements and world records, Adidas has signed a deal with him for a major advertising campaign called "Impossible is Nothing", which is a big achievement in itself, over which he is very happy. In Dec. 2004, he was among the distinguished persons invited by the queen for a reception at Buckingham Palace. He had been torch bearer carrying the Olympic flame on Day 22 of the Athens 2004 Olympic torch relay in London on June 26, 2004 and was referred to as MARATHON MAN.Download Ebook to Read Continue