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Photos: Marathoner closes last race at age 101

Published: Sunday, Feb. 24 2013 3:10 p.m. MST

Centenarian marathon runner Fauja Singh, 101, center, originally from Beas Pind, in Jalandhar, India but who now lives in London, runs in a 10-kilometer race, held as part of the annual Hong Kong Marathon, in Hong Kong Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Singh will retire from public racing after competing in the marathon.

Vincent Yu, Associated Press

With a saffron turban and a flowing white beard, 101-year-old Fauja Singh finished the Hong Kong Marathon's 6.25-mile race, making him the oldest marathoner in the world. Nicknamed the Turbaned Torpedo, the Indian-born runner finished the race in 1 hour, 32 minutes and 28 seconds. Singh says he will now hang up his sneakers. "I will remember this day. I will miss it," Singh said minutes after crossing the finish line.

Here are some photos of his final race.

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