Nestlé, celebrates the incredible spirit of 104-yr-old marathon runner Fauja Singh in an inspiring video #100andRunning.
Nestlé has been celebrating its 100 years in India and as part of its ongoing campaign, has rolled out an inspiring video which features 104-year-old India born British Sikh marathon runner Fauja Singh.
Fondly called the ‘Turbaned Tornado’, Singh is regarded as the oldest marathon runner in the world. The video features the centenarian’s usual day when he straps on his running shoes and goes for the daily run. As the video progresses, viewers are familiariseg d with the achievements of Singh who ran his first marathon at the age of 89. The video features Singh’s relatives proudly sharing the marathon moments he has completed including 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 3000 and 5000 meters.
Singh has set five records in 94 minutes. He is a world record holder in his age bracket. His current personal best time for the London Marathon (2003) is six hours, two minutes. His marathon record for age 90-plus is five hours, 40 minutes, at age 92, at the 2003 Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Singh holds the UK record for the 200m, 400m, 800m, and 3000m run in his age group, all records set within a single 94-minute period.
“Happiness is when you are healthy. I run for my happiness. I’m not in it for any money or records,” Singh says.
Posted on the company’s official Facebook page, the video has garnered over 2,000 views and 100 shares within five hours after being uploaded in November.
The 104 year old marathon running legend, Fauja Singh continues to run. Watch the story of his passion for running, fitness and love for the land of his birth, India.#100andRunning.
Lets salute the Indomitable SPIRIT of Mr Fauja Singh!