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Oldest marathon runner Fauja Singh hangs up his sneakers

HONG KONG (AP) - The world's oldest marathon runner ran his last race on Sunday at the age of 101.

Fauja Singh finished the Hong Kong marathon's 10-kilometre race in a time of one hour, 32 minutes and 28 seconds.

Singh, a Sikh, wore a saffron turban and sported a flowing white beard.

As he followed the route along the northern lip of Hong Kong island, he was accompanied by a group from the city's local Sikh community, joining about 72,000 other runners taking part in the marathon.

The India-born runner, nicknamed the Turbaned Torpedo, had said that he would hang up his sneakers after the race in the southern Chinese city, just before his 102nd birthday.