A 101-year-old Sikh believed to be the world's oldest marathon runner said Thursday he felt sad to be retiring from competitive events, as he prepared for his last race this weekend.
Indian-born British national Fauja Singh looks on during a press conference in Hong Kong on February 21, 2013. The 101-year-old Sikh, regarded as the world's oldest marathon runner, said he was "hurt" over his retirement plan as he feared people will forget him, ahead of his last race to take place in Hong Kong on February 24.
Fauja Singh, nicknamed the "Turbaned Tornado", began running at age 89 and has since completed nine marathons, but admitted that age has finally caught up with him.
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