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

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

The inspiring true story of Fauja Singh, who broke world records to become the first one hundred-year-old to run a marathon, shares valuable lessons on the source of his grit, determination to overcome obstacles, and commitment to positive representation of the Sikh community.

Every step forward is a victory.

Fauja Singh was born determined. He was also born with legs that wouldn’t allow him to play cricket with his friends or carry him to school miles from his village in Punjab. But that didn’t stop him. Working on his family’s farm, Fauja grew stronger to meet his own full potential.

He never stopped striving. At the age of 81, after a lifetime of making his body, mind, and heart stronger, Fauja decided to run his first marathon. He went on to break records all around the world and became the first person over 100 to complete the grueling long-distance race.

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.

Title:Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780525555094
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  • Dan

    One of my favorite picture books of the year. What a year for young people's literature....

  • Katrina

    A lovely inspirational story! Fauja Singh overcame the inability to walk as a child and moving to a new country at 81, to fall in love with running! I love the representation of Sikhism here - I’m s...

  • Ms. Yingling

    After a full life farming in India, Singh moved to England at the age of 81 to live with his family. For someone who loved his country, this was a hard move, but Singh found that running helped him fe...

  • Kirsten

    This is an awesome inspirational story about the oldest person to ever run a marathon. The illustrations doing a really great job of depicting Singh and his family in a warm, realistic manner. I appre...

  • Dilpreet Kaur

    Such a sweet and inspiring tale! On a personal note, I was in tears to see someone who looks like my grandfathers represented in a children’s book. Simran Jeet Singh struck the perfect balance of we...

  • Laura

    What a sweet, and incredibly inspiring story of one man and his determination, athleticism, and faith.*I received an ARC for the publisher in exchange for an honest review ...

  • Kris Patrick

    This would be a fabulous classroom library investment! A teacher could keep coming back to it over and over to lead all kinds of lessons. ...

  • Abby Johnson

    This is a wonderful picture book biography about a Sikh runner who would let nothing stop him from his dreams of running and gaining positive press for Sikhs worldwide. ...

  • Erin

    I got chills while reading this book. Such an inspiring story...the whole family was captivated....

  • Sandy Brehl

    This is the nonfiction, human equivalent of the "Energizer Bunny", with an incredible voice and impressive details of a determined and inspiring man.Highly recommend....