100-Year-Young Vegetarian Marathon Runner

Posted on by PETA

Oye! Chak ditte phattey!

PETA supporter Fauja Singh ran into the record books on Sunday when he finished the Toronto Marathon. At 100 years old, he became the oldest person ever to complete such a race. The “Turbaned Torpedo” credits his vegetarian diet, among other factors, with giving him the powerful stamina that propelled him into the Guinness World Records. This may be the best inspiration ever to get us off the couch and into some running shoes and is also living proof of why it’s never too late to incorporate healthy, plant-based foods into your diet.

Even if you don’t plan to break any world records, a plant-based diet is a veritable fountain of youth: Vegetarians and vegans live an average of six to 10 years longer than meat-eaters do.

To follow in Singh’s footsteps, take the pledge to go meat-free today and urge others you know – of all ages – to do the same.