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Why To Exercise Today: Inspiration From World's Oldest Marathoner

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Marathoner Fauja Singh (Wikimedia Commons)
Marathoner Fauja Singh (Wikimedia Commons)

In 2011 he earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest marathon runner when he competed in the Toronto Marathon at age 100.
Singh credits his success to a healthy lifestyle that includes no smoking or alcohol and a vegetarian rich diet. After the Toronto race he spoke to the media through his coach Harmander Singh about his accomplishments.
"He said he achieved this through the help of God, but even God must be getting fed up with helping him," Harmander Singh said.

(Hat-tip to Tom Anthony)

This program aired on February 1, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth section.


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