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101-Year-Old Marathoner Prepares For His Final Race

1. Meet Fauja Singh.

Meet Fauja Singh.
Image by PHILIPPE LOPEZ / Getty Images

2. He is a 101-year-old Indian-born British national.

He is a 101-year-old Indian-born British national.
Image by PHILIPPE LOPEZ / Getty Images

3. And oh yeah. He’s a badass.

And oh yeah. He's a badass.
Image by ANDY CLARK / Reuters

4. He is the world’s oldest marathon runner.

He is the world's oldest marathon runner.
Image by ANDY CLARK / Reuters

5. He has a killer beard that splits in two and carries him like wings.

He has a killer beard that splits in two and carries him like wings.
Image by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / Getty Images

6. He also rocks an awesome, yellow dastar (or turban).

He also rocks an awesome, yellow dastar (or turban).
Image by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / Getty Images

7. This weekend he will be competing in his last race ever.

This weekend he will be competing in his last race ever.
Image by BOBBY YIP / Reuters

8. In a press conference ahead of this Sunday’s 10km race in Hong Kong, Singh hesitated to use the word “retire,” even though this will be his final race.

In a press conference ahead of this Sunday's 10km race in Hong Kong, Singh hesitated to use the word "retire," even though this will be his final race.
Image by BOBBY YIP / Reuters

9. “I do not really want to hear the word ‘retire’ because I can still run and jump on a bus. It’s a (sense of) negativity that I have never experienced before.”

"I do not really want to hear the word 'retire' because I can still run and jump on a bus. It's a (sense of) negativity that I have never experienced before."
Image by BOBBY YIP / Reuters

10. “I fear that when I stop running, people will no longer love me. At the moment, everyone loves me… I hope nobody will forget or ignore me.”

"I fear that when I stop running, people will no longer love me. At the moment, everyone loves me... I hope nobody will forget or ignore me."
Image by BOBBY YIP / Reuters

11. “When you become old, you become like a child and you want the attention.”

"When you become old, you become like a child and you want the attention."
Image by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / Getty Images

12. So as Singh races for the final time this weekend.

So as Singh races for the final time this weekend.
Image by DARRYL DYCK / AP

13. Let’s do him a favor.

Let's do him a favor.
Image by Chris Young / AP

14. And give him a little attention.

And give him a little attention.
Image by Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images
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