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'Oldest marathon man' Fauja Singh runs last 10km race

Fauja Singh, 101, has run eight marathons since his first in 2000.

A man believed to be the world's oldest marathon runner has run his last long distance competitive race in Hong Kong.
Fauja Singh, from Ilford, east London, who is 101 years old, finished the Hong Kong 10km (6.25 mile) event in one hour, 32 minutes and 28 seconds.

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Autorickshaw driver’s daughter tops CA exams

Autorickshaw drivers daughter top CA exam

She could not control her emotions and burst into tears when she heard the news of her CA results. “I was happy for me, my family and for the new life that I will enter,” said Prema Jayakumar, daughter of an autorickshaw driver from Tamil Nadu, who lives in a chawl in Malad, Mumbai.

Prema has topped the nationwide Chartered Accountancy examination in her first attempt.

The tenement that she calls home is all of 280 sq. ft. where she and her family live. But she is excited by the sudden elevation of her social status, which will be soon be followed by financial uplift.

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