World’s oldest marathon runner, from Goodmayes, wins national sports award
PUBLISHED: 09:40 24 February 2015 | UPDATED: 09:55 24 February 2015
Fauja Singh received the special recognition award at the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards, alongside sporting stars.
Fauja Singh, the world’s oldest marathon runner, was honoured at a national sporting awards ceremony, last Saturday.
The 103-year-old, from Goodmayes, won the special recognition award at the first ever Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards.
The award honours individuals who have made a major impact on sport in their lifetime.
Fauja started running marathons at the age of 89, competing all over the world from New York to Hong Kong, before retiring in 2013 at the age of 101.
His marathon record, for the age 90-plus, is five hours and 40 minutes at the age of 92.
A host of sporting legends attended the ceremony, including Olympic heptathlon gold medallist Denise Lewis, World and Olympic Champion, Christine Ohorougu and footballer Les Ferdinand.
Cricketer Moeen Ali won sportsman of the year and Denise Lewis received the lifetime achievement award.
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