PRO Compression Congratulates World's Oldest Marathon Runner

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Following the announcement that Fauja Singh, the world’s oldest marathon runner, is retiring, PRO Compression, manufacturers of compression socks for runners, wishes him the best.

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!”

At PRO Compression we’ve created high-quality, graduated compressions socks tailor-made for the weekend runner and elite athlete. Unlike countless gimmicks that claim to improve your performance, with PRO Compression socks, the instant, positive improvement isn’t an empty promise – it’s purely scientific.

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