100-Year-Old Vegetarian Finishes Marathon and Sets Record

fauja_singh.jpgNicknamed the "Turbaned Tornado," Fauja Singh recently finished the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon at the age of 100 and became the oldest runner to finish a marathon. Singh has completed eight marathons since he first began running them at the age of 89 and earned the title "World's Oldest Runner" at age 93. When asked about his success, Singh attributed it to his vegetarian diet, as well as drinking tea and abstaining from alcohol and smoking.

Many athletes like Singh have thrived on a plant-based diet. This November, vegan athlete and animal advocate Mary Hulett will be running the New York City Marathon to raise awareness and funds for Mercy For Animals. Click here to help Mary reach her $5,000 goal by making a tax-deductible donation online.

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