Baba Fauja Singh, the world’s oldest marathon runner, inaugurated the 26th Aussie Sikh Games that began on March 29 down under. The India- rigin runner, who turned 102 on April 1, had recently announced his retirement after participating in the Hong Kong marathon. He said that he has decided to retire from marathon due to his ripe old age, but said that he will continue to run for charity and physical fitness. Baba Fauja Singh is currently visiting Australia for the first time and was invited to participate in the opening ceremony of the Australian Sikh Games this year. He also participated in a run on March 24, 2013 which has been organized for a children’s charity. The New South Wales Parliament also felicitated him this week.

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