Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) March 13, 2013
On March 13, compression socks manufacturer PRO Compression extends their best wishes and congratulations to 101-year-old Fauja Singh, who announced that he ran his final marathon on Sunday, February 24.
In a story published on ESPN, Singh made the announcement before completing a Hong Kong 10K marathon in 1 hour, 32 minutes, and 28 seconds. While there are no official records of his birth – India says this is because when Singh was born in 1911, no such records were kept – Singh is celebrated as the world’s oldest marathon runner after he successfully completed a full marathon in Toronto in 2011, at the age of 100.
In an interview before the race, Singh said, "I am feeling a bit of happiness and a bit of sadness mixed together. I am happy that I am retiring at the top of the game but I am sad that the time has come for me to not be part of it."
Singh first started running at the age of 89 as a means of working through his grief over the death of his wife and son. His first marathon was the London marathon in 2000; his best time took place at Toronto’s 2003 marathon, where he clocked 5:40. He said that despite the end of his marathon career, he plans to continue running for exercise.
In response to this late-in-life achievement, PRO Compression, maker of compression socks for runners, expressed their delight and encouragement. Said CEO Eric Smith, “As a company that caters to some of the most die-hard atheletes as well as weekend warriors, we feel that Fauja Singh’s story is truly inspiring. We wish him a happy, healthy retirement!”
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