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New Kid’s Book About Running: Fauja Singh Keeps Going

The first 100-year-old to run a marathon, Fauja Singh, is also the first Sikh to be the main character in a book from a major publisher.

Written by Simran Jeet Singh, the book tells the story of Fauja Singh including his 2011 marathon which made him the oldest person documented as having completing the distance. At 109 years old, Singh is still going strong, although he’s since retired from marathons.

The book chronicles his entire life, and introduces topics of disability, racism, and overcoming stereotypes. Read more about the book in this CNN article, and order your copy today ($17.99 at Amazon)!

About Kelly Barten (1146 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.

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