Fauja Singh is a 101 year old man who is preparing to run his final race. In a press conference ahead of this Sunday’s 10km race in Hong Kong, Singh hesitated to use the word “retire,” even though this will be his final race. “I do not really want to hear the word ‘retire’ because I can still run and jump on a bus. It’s a (sense of) negativity that I have never experienced before.”
He went on to say, “I fear that when I stop running, people will no longer love me. At the moment, everyone loves me… I hope nobody will forget or ignore me. When you become old, you become like a child and you want the attention.”
What a sad, yet beautiful and inspiring man. Run on, Fauja, run on.