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Fauja Singh

1911 - Today

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Fauja Singh (Punjabi: ਫੌਜਾ ਸਿੰਘ; born 1 April 1911) is a British Sikh centenarian marathon runner of Punjabi Indian descent. He has beaten a number of world records in multiple age brackets, but none of his times have been ratified as records. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fauja Singh has received more than 648,526 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Fauja Singh is the 343rd most popular athlete (down from 316th in 2019), the 442nd most popular biography from India (down from 363rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Indian Athlete.

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Among ATHLETES

Among athletes, Fauja Singh ranks 343 out of 3,055. Before him are Tamara Bykova, Gyula Zsivótzky, Glenn Davis, Galina Bystrova, Sven Thofelt, and Betty Cuthbert. After him are Gunder Hägg, John Akii-Bua, Tamara Tyshkevich, Kinue Hitomi, Jānis Daliņš, and Harry Stenqvist.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1911, Fauja Singh ranks 213Before him are Mirza Ibrahimov, Giuseppe Olmo, Rudolf Raftl, József Háda, Alan Hovhaness, and Martim Mércio da Silveira. After him are Mario Perazzolo, Alfred Manessier, Marie Braun, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Nikolai Kryuchkov, and Nils Eriksen.

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In India

Among people born in India, Fauja Singh ranks 442 out of 1,227. Before him are Suriya (1975), Sanjay Gandhi (1946), H. D. Deve Gowda (1933), Kiran Bedi (1949), Saadat Hasan Manto (1912), and Sushma Swaraj (1952). After him are Mulayam Singh Yadav (1939), Kuriakose Elias Chavara (1805), Kamala Nehru (1899), Jagat Gosain (1573), Palden Thondup Namgyal (1923), and Jayalalithaa (1948).

Among ATHLETES In India

Among athletes born in India, Fauja Singh ranks 2Before him are Balbir Singh Sr. (1923). After him are Launceston Elliot (1874), Charles Gmelin (1872), P. T. Usha (1964), Leslie Claudius (1927), Ajit Pal Singh (1947), Richard Allen (1902), Udham Singh (1928), Karnam Malleswari (1975), Kunjarani Devi (1968), and Abhinav Bindra (1982).