Quinte, On. real estate agent: 100 Year Old Crosses the Finish Line

100 Year Old Crosses the Finish Line

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.

Comment balloon 15 commentsMalcolm Johnston • October 17 2011 12:27PM


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.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

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...

Posted by Judi Boad (ACCURATE REALTY GROUP) over 9 years ago

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......

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 9 years ago

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.

Posted by Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles UnlimitedĀ®) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 9 years ago

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

have a nice day.

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Krystal Knott, Breckenridge CO Real Estate & All Summit County CO (Christie's International Real Estate - Summit Colorado) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 9 years ago


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



Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 9 years ago

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

Posted by David Popoff, RealtorĀ®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct (DMK Real Estate ) about 9 years ago