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Fauja in Guinness mess

Guinness World Records has refused to give recognition as the world's oldest marathon runner to Fauja Singh, a 100-year-old Briton of Indian-origin who attracted worldwide attention when he completed an eight hour run, because he can't produce his birth certificate.

other Updated: Oct 26, 2011 00:32 IST

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Guinness World Records has refused to give recognition as the world's oldest marathon runner to Fauja Singh, a 100-year-old Briton of Indian-origin who attracted worldwide attention when he completed an eight hour run, because he can't produce his birth certificate.

"We'd love to say this is a true Guinness World Record, but the problem is there is just no evidence... We can only accept official birth documents created in the year of the birth," the editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records, Craig Glenday, said.

First Published: Oct 26, 2011 00:31 IST

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