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Posts Tagged ‘marathon’

  • 21
  • Oct

Fauja Singh: 100 Years Old, World Record Holder, Vegetarian

Just days after scoring a Guinness World Record for being the oldest person to complete a marathon, 100-year-old runner Fauja Singh finds himself with another first: he’s the oldest person to star in a PETA ad campaign!

Fauja made headlines around the world when he completed the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday. He rediscovered his passion for distance running at age 81 – crediting his vegetarian diet with giving him awe-inspiring stamina and longevity. A perfect entrant to PETA’s vegetarian hall of fame!

“Fauja’s vitality is an inspiring demonstration of the … Read more.

  • 13
  • Apr

I’d Rather Run a Marathon Than Wear Fur/Eat Animals/Go to the Circus/Do Anything That Harms Animals

My name is Tess Pugh, and I’m a PETA marathon runner!

On 17 April, I’ll be running 26.2 miles through the streets of London to raise as much money as I can to help PETA fund its vital work to save animals.

I live in Buckinghamshire with my husband and our two girls, aged 8 and 10, and our 18-year-old deaf cat. This is the first marathon I’ve taken part in, and I really want to make it a huge success. Having been the laziest person alive until well into my … Read more.