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Runner, 100, sets record and aims for marathon

15 October 2011 Last updated at 03:08 BST

Fauja Singh, a 100-year-old British man, has run his way to eight running world records and is aiming to set another, when he takes part in the Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Mr Singh broke the records for 100-year-old men in eight distances from 100m to 5,000m on Thursday. Guinness World Records will be on hand on Sunday to document his attempt at completing a full marathon distance.

Born in India in 1911, he started competitive running at the age of 89, after losing his wife and son.

His translator and coach Harmandar Singh said that ''running has given him a new focus in life''.