Fauja Singh's glittering running career looks set to come to an end with news that Hong Kong marathon on 24 February will be his final competitive event - he's running in the 10k on the marathon day programme. While the race in Hong Kong - which falls five weeks before 102nd birthday - will be his last official race, he is still planning to stick to a daily routine of 8-9 miles.
Born in India in 1911 on 1 April, Fauja has more than 500 races under his belt, all of which were completed after his 89th birthday. In 2011, he became the first 100-year-old to successfully finish a marathon, covering the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 8:11:06.
Speaking during a visit to his home state of Punjab, Fauja said: "Yes, the Honk Kong Marathon will be the last. But I will keep running daily for at least four hours daily to cover 8-9 miles."
On the reasons behind his longevity, he added: "The reason for my good health is that I exercise daily and follow a proper diet regime. 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."