Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon


Author: Simran Jeet Singh


Illustrator: Baljinder Kaur

Fauja Singh was born with legs that couldn't carry him to school miles away from his village in Punjab, India or allow him to play cricket with the other kids. But that didn't stop him.

Working on his family's farm, Fauja grew stronger and more determined. Every step of the way, he pushed himself. And then at the age of eighty-one, he decided he was not done striving. After moving to England and seeing people running...for the sheer joy of it, Fauja himself began to train. His steps became quicker and his legs became more powerful, taking him to marathons in London, Toronto, and New York where he broke numerous world records, including one for being the oldest person to complete a marathon.

With inspiring text by Simran Jeet Singh and exhilarating illustrations by Baljinder Kaur, the true story of Fauja Singh reminds us that it’s both where we start and how we finish that make our journeys unforgettable.