February 23, 2013
Fauja Singh, who turns 102 in April, only took up competitive running at the age of 89.
Tyrone Siu/ REUTERS/

The world's oldest marathon runner has run his last race at the age of 101.

Fauja Singh finished the Hong Kong marathon's 6.25-mile race Sunday in 1 hour, 32 minutes, 28 seconds.

Singh, a Sikh, wore a saffron turban and sported a flowing white beard.

The Indian-born runner said earlier he would hang up his sneakers after the race in the southern Chinese city.

Singh became the oldest man to run a full marathon at Toronto in 2011. But his record was not recognized by Guinness World Records because he doesn't have a birth certificate to prove his age, only a passport.

Singh, who lives in Britain, said before the race that he was happy he's retiring at the top of his game.

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