101-Year-Old Marathon Runner: Watch Amazing Video And Read About Other Incredible Old-Timers [VIDEO]

By Megan Schaefer on January 27, 2013 2:47 PM EST

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Over one hundred years old the "Turbaned Tornado" is competing in one last race. (Photo: Reuters)

You may know him from the headlines as the 101-year-old marathon runner, however others call Fauka Singh the "Turbaned Tornado".

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Now I feel lazy.

Singh is the world's oldest marathon runner who has encouraged many runners to get out and compete on a daily basis.

However, this 'Speedy Gonzalez' has decided to hang up his running shoes after one more race.

February 24th, Singh will compete in the Hong Kong Marathon, five weeks before his 102nd birthday.

Singh says he was born a year before the Titanic sank , on April 1, 1911 and insisted that he finally felt that age was catching up to him. Although this is his last race, Singh said he will continue to run.

"I will keep running for at least four hours daily. Running is my life. I will keep running to inspire the masses."

This amazing old timer finished his fifth London Marathon last year in a time of seven hours and 49 minutes. He was honored by being invited to carry the 2012 Olympic torch.

Despite feeling his old age finally hit, Singh is in remarkable shape! When he was asked the secret of his incredibly physical fitness he claimed he was not suffering from any illnesses and did not take medicines. Singh said that daily exercise will keep you disease free.

"The reason for my good health is that I exercise daily and follow a proper diet regime," he said. "I take happiness in biggest proportions though my actual diet is very small."

Although Singh only took up marathoning at age 89, he has sure made an impact on the world of running.

"Nowadays, people are more interested in going to a gym, but I feel that if they exercise regularly on their own they can be physically and mentally strong."

Maybe we should all take a hint and dust off those running shoes hibernating in the back of our closet.

Here's Singh running in the London Marathon! One hundred and one "Turbaned Toranado"? You go "Turbaned Tornado"!

Here is a list of other really incredibly things done by the elder generation!

1. Nola Ochs graduated college when she was 95

2. Ruth Hamilton was a Blogger at age 109

3. Bert Kilbride was scuba diving at age 93

4. Sister Cecilia Gaudette is the Oldest Absentee Voter at 106 (FOR OBAMA)

5. Oldest biker chick at 102 goes to Bess Tancrelle

6. Frank Schearer was water skiing at 100

7. Jeanne Louisde Clement recorded a rap CD at age 121

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