Ninety-Two Year-Old Sikh Hopes His Marathon Will Raise Awareness

November 2, 2003

Source: Daily News

On November 2, 2003 Daily News reported on 92 year-old Sikh runner Fauja Singh, who this was was the oldest participant in the New York City Marathon. "Wearing a yellow turban and with a Union Jack flag as a cape, the bearded British Sikh said he is using the marathon to promote understanding of Sikh culture. Singh's marathon appearance is sponsored by Sher-E-Panjab, a Sikh New York weekly newspaper, and Sikhs in England, a British group. The groups are sponsoring nine Sikh runners, including three others over the age of 60.During his travels through the five boroughs, Singh will be cheered by hundreds of Sikhs, who have lined up four posts in Manhattan and one apiece in Queens and Brooklyn to root on their man."

See also: Sikhism, Civic