Marathon man Fauja, 102, urges you to support Leeds charity run

Centenarian marathon runner Fauja Singh, 102.
Centenarian marathon runner Fauja Singh, 102.
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Centenarian marathon runner Fauja Singh is calling on locals to pound the pavements to help raise money for older people.

Great-grandfather Fauja, aged 102, is calling on Leeds runners to take part in Age UK’s Wrap Up and Run 10k on April 6.

The event at Harewood House raises money to support vulnerable older people in the local area and across the country.

Fauja became the oldest man to run a full marathon at Toronto in 2011, at the age of 100, and did the Virgin London Marathon in 2012 when he had turned 101.

He said: “Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned runner I’m urging people of all ages to sign up.”

Fauja added: Every step you take, every kilometre you run will make a difference for a very worthy cause.”

To sign up, visit

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