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100 Year Old Crosses the Finish Line

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario

My last blog post was about a 100 year old runner who was entering the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. I found the story very inspirational. He was attempting to break a slew of records, but most importantly set the world record for finishing a marathon at his age.

Guess what?

Fauja Singh, the runner in question, did manage to finish in a time of eight hours and 25 minutes. This is absolutely remarkable. 22,000 runners participated, and while Mr. Singh was the last one to cross the finish line, he did cross it under his own steam.

Congratulations to Mr. Singh and to everybody who helped to prepare this amazing man for this event.

Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Malcolm - What an amazing accomplishment.  One of my clients celebrated his 100th birthday in February, and he's still going strong too.  When I asked for his "secret" he said, "Keep working and live close to the ocean."  He still goes to his office several times a week and enjoys an ocean front home.

Oct 17, 2011 05:35 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Mr. Singh is a true inspiration Malcolm. Imagine any of us doing that. Wow !!

Oct 17, 2011 05:35 AM
Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP - Seattle, WA

Wow Malcolm~ That is quite amazing and extremely inspirational!...I think I better put on my sneakers, grab my dog and go for a hilly walk in Seattle!

Thanks for the Monday Motivation...

Oct 17, 2011 05:48 AM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Norma, those sound like words to live by indeed. I like the "living by the ocean" part most of all.

Gary, I cannot imagine myself doing that at all. I have 55 years to prepare though, so maybe......

Oct 17, 2011 05:50 AM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Judi, I did find it very inspirational, and a good walk wouldn't hurt at all.

Oct 17, 2011 05:53 AM
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group - Newton, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Hope springs eternal it has been said, but drive and goals last a lifetime.  I saw this news this morning and made me realize I am not so old. Thanks Malcolm.

Oct 17, 2011 06:07 AM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Larry, yes, drive and goals do last a lifetime (and perhaps the lack of them as well).

Oct 17, 2011 06:15 AM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Malcolm, a great accomplishment...A real inspiration to us all.

have a nice day.

Oct 17, 2011 07:00 AM
Krystal Knott
Christie's International Real Estate - Summit Colorado - Breckenridge, CO
Breckenridge CO Real Estate & All Summit County CO

Malcolm, thank you for the results.  Such an inspiration that he finished and broke a record.  Great video, everyone seemed very excited for him.  --Krystal

Oct 17, 2011 08:30 AM
Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Malcolm, I have told Mr Singh story many times in the last week.  He has become an inspiration to many

Oct 17, 2011 10:13 AM
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Central Maryland

100 years old. I would be hard pressed to do a marathon more than half his age young. What an inspiration.

Oct 17, 2011 01:44 PM
Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker

malcolm,

He's out to set all kinds of records, and he might as well.

Brian

 

Oct 17, 2011 02:06 PM
Janice Ankrett
Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

I was so glad to see his success in the paper. He's a wonder.

Oct 18, 2011 09:14 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Hi Malcolm, I just heard about this story today as well.  What an inspiration this man is for all of us!  Thanks for sharing!

Oct 20, 2011 03:53 AM
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
RealtorĀ®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

This was amazing, we saw it on TV. True inspiration at it's best.

Oct 30, 2011 07:03 AM