Yumi Media Congratulates 102-Year-Old Vegetarian Runner for Completing Final Marathon

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After 13 years of running marathons, Fauja Singh, the oldest runner to complete a full marathon, retires his running shoes. Yumi Media congratulates the 102-yea- old vegetarian for his inspiration to all vegetarians.

Yumi Media offers congratulations to Fuaja Singh after his completion of his final marathon. Yumi Media representative and Quorn lover, Justin Maas issues a comment, saying Singh is an inspiration to all vegetarians.

According to NBC Sports: Off the Bench, Fauja Singh is the oldest runner to ever complete a full marathon. Now, the 102-year-old will “hang up his competitive running shoes for good” and will “run for fun.”

Singh, the Indian-born runner nicknamed 'The Turbaned Torpedo,' ran in the 10k division of the Hong Kong Marathon, and completed the 6.25-mile race in one hour and 32 minutes.

The article reports that Singh began running at age 89 to help manage his grief after both his wife and son died. Singh “unofficially became the oldest man to run a full marathon when he ran in Toronto in 2011at the age of 100. But, he is not recognized by the Guinness Book of the World Records because he doesn’t have a birth certificate.”

“I will remember this day. I will miss it,” Singh was noted as saying minutes after crossing the finish line.

Singh completed nine full marathons after the age of 89, says the article.

“It is truly amazing to see the potential humans can aspire to,” comments Yumi Media representative Justin Maas. “You see athletes that are juicing or pumping themselves full of supplements or eating pound after pound of chicken meat to gain incredible results from their athletic achievements only to be amazed by a little old man from India that eats mostly vegetables. It is a true testament to the power of training hard and eating healthy food. I'm a vegetarian (and die-hard Quorn fan) and it's nice to be reminded that a simple, vegetable-based lifestyle can produce fantastic results without any gimmicks. Congratulations, Singh. You inspire us all.”

Yumi Media is a food website devoted to delivering the latest and greatest in food news, recipes, and products to incorporate into your own healthy lifestyle. Launched in 2012, Yumi Media was founded by a group of friends as a way to explore their mutual love of food while sharing that love with the community at large. Whether you’re looking for something cutting-edge, comfort food, like mom used to make, or something in between, Yumi Media is your one-stop resource.

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