Although it's been long known that staying fit and eating right is the best way to ward off serious conditions like heart disease and diabetes, most seniors or even those providing elder care couldn't accomplish what 100-year-old Fauja Singh has done.
NBC Chicago reports that Singh recently finished the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, his eighth since the age of 89.
According to the news outlet, Singh took up marathons after he moved to England when his wife and son had passed away. He credits his athletic ability to a life free from alcohol and smoking as well as being a vegetarian and walking or running 10 miles a day.
"He says no one is forcing him to do it. It's his desire to do it," coach and translator Harmander Singh told CNN. "He wanted to do one when he's 100 and today's the day."
The personal feat has also given Singh a new title in the Guinness Book of World Records – oldest person to complete a marathon – knocking out Dimitrion Yordanis who was 98 when he ran a marathon in Athens, Greece in 1976.