Marathon runner Fauja Singh gets Queen`s honours for athletic achievements

  • ANI, None, London
  • Updated: Dec 31, 2014 13:29 IST

A 103-year-old British Sikh marathon runner will be receiving an award in the New Year Honours.

Fauja Singh, who holds the world record for the marathon in his age group - along with five British records and completed his last competitive 26-mile race in Hong Kong only last year, will be receiving the British Empire Medal in recognition of his athletic achievements, the Independent reported.

The New Year Honours is a part of the British honours system, with New Year's Day, January 1, being marked by naming new members of orders of chivalry and recipients of other official honours.

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