Twelve years ago, Fauja Singh of England began running marathons as a way to cope with the grief over his wife's death.
--He was 89 at the time . . . and since then, he's run eight marathons. He holds the record for people over 90, after running a marathon in five hours and 40 minutes.
--He's also a Sikh . . . and calls himself "the turbaned tornado."
--He's running the Hong Kong Marathon this Sunday . . . at 101 years old. Just five weeks before his 102nd birthday. And he says it'll be his LAST race before retiring from competitive running. Although he still plans to run for four hours a day.
--Last month, he ran a mini-marathon in India to help raise awareness for women's issues, after the fatal rape of a student there. He said it, quote, "pained" him to think that his daughters, granddaughters, and great granddaughters weren't safe.