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Marathoner closes last race at age 101

7:22 AM, Feb 25, 2013   |    comments
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HONG KONG - With a saffron turban and a flowing white beard, 101-year-old Fauja Singh finished a 10-kilometer (6.25 mile) race in Hong Kong.

Nicknamed the Turbaned Torpedo, the Indian-born runner finished the race in 1 hour, 32 minutes and 28 seconds. Singh says he will now hang up his sneakers. "I will remember this day. I will miss it," Singh said minutes after crossing the finish line.

Singh became the oldest man to run a full marathon at Toronto in 2011.

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