Amazing 101-Year-Old Marathon Runner Is Retiring

Fauja Singh will run his last race in Hong Kong this Sunday. "I fear that when I stop running, people will no longer love me."

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Singh is believed to be the oldest marathon runner in the world, but he can't be verified by Guinness World Records because he doesn't have a birth certificate.

"I do not really want to hear the word 'retire' because I can still run and jump on a bus … I fear that when I stop running, people will no longer love me. At the moment, everyone loves me."

Jessica Testa is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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