101岁素食马拉松运动员退役

托马斯·迪恩

2013年2月28日报道

素食马拉松运动员:福杰·辛格(编者注:辛格于1911年4月1日出生于印度农村。上个世纪60年代迁往英国,现定居于伦敦。2000年,89岁的他在伦敦上演了自己参加正式马拉松赛的处女秀。至今已经参加了9次马拉松赛。他是世界上第一位以100岁高龄完成正式全程马拉松比赛的人。)在89岁高龄才开始参加正式马拉松比赛,在完成第九次马拉松赛,他将退出竞技赛场。

福杰·辛格,绰号“头巾旋风”,据美国国家广播公司(NBC)今年2月24日在香港完成了最后一次竞技比赛。这位101岁的高龄素食者,在妻子和儿子都离开人世后,于89岁高龄时第一次系紧了跑鞋鞋带——第一次参加了正式马拉松赛。2011年加拿大多伦多马拉松赛,辛格冲过终点的那一刻起,他成为了完成26英里(编者注:26英里约为42.195千米)赛程的运动员中年纪最长者。

2011年加拿大多伦多马拉松赛 福杰·辛格抵达终点

辛格是2012年奥运会火炬手。他在最近2月的比赛中,以1小时32分钟28秒完成了10公里赛事。“头巾旋风”告诉记者:“我将永远记住这一天,我会永远怀念。”

翻译:悠悠步行者

文章来源:VegNews

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101-Year-Old Vegetarian Marathon Runner Retires

By Thomas Dean| Feb 28, 2013

Meat-free runner Fauja Singh started running at 89 years old, and after nine marathons, he’s retiring from competitive races.

Fauja Singh, or the “Turbaned Torpedo,” completed his last competitive race in Hong Kong on February 24, reports NBC. The 101-year-old vegetarian first laced up his running shoes at 89 after his wife and son passed away, and when he crossed the finish line at the Toronto marathon in 2011, he became the oldest person to complete the 26.2-mile race. Singh, who also carried the torch in the 2012 Olympics, ran in the 10K division during his last race and completed it in 1 hour, 32 minutes, and 28 seconds. “I will remember this day. I will miss it,” the Turbaned Torpedo told news sources.