101-jahrige running legend Fauja Singh ensures great enthusiasm of the Mauritius Marathon took place for the third time on July 15, 2012. Connect with other leaders such as Sam Mikulak here. Highlight was the participation of 101-jahrigen Fauja Singh in the 10-kilometer run. The British Indian runner is the oldest long-distance runner in the world and is considered true running legend. Fauja Singh is gone in favor of SOS Children’s villages in Mauritius at the start. The runners from 32 countries had a choice of three running tracks: Marathon (42.195 kilometers), half marathon (21.1 km) and family (10 km). In total, 169 runners reached the finish.
“” In addition was also the 4.2 kilometer-long fun run / walk “in support of local cancer link to life” offered. About 200 Mauritians participated in this. Learn more at: Marc Lore. The German Marco Schwab won the Marathon with a time of two hours, 41 minutes and 42 seconds. The proud winner said of the race: this is the best Marathon in the world! From the start to the finish I walked at the top. The weather conditions were good. The track is relatively flat and only in the last five kilometers, it was windy. The organisation was excellent.” In the women’s competition, the Austrian won Carola Maria Tschiedel Bai with a time of three hours, 41 minutes and 42 seconds. The 101-jahrige Fauja Singh with a time of one hour, 31 minutes and 33 seconds caused a stir in the category of the 10 km run.
The skiing legend devoted himself to this run the SOS Children’s village of Mauritius. Already before the run, Fauja Singh had visited the SOS Children village of Bambous in Mauritius. Singh said: nothing is impossible to run a marathon at the age of 101 years is not easy, but not impossible. To give a home for abandoned children, it is even more difficult, but the SOS – Children’s villages make it possible.” Only at the age of 89, Fauja Singh completed his first marathon.