Fauja Singh Gets “British Empire Medal” From UK Govt

The New Year Honours lists 2015, published today, recognise the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the UK.

The annual New Year’s honor’s list of the UK government included 5 Singhs for their hard work and dedication in the United Kingdom. The list includes The new knights, dames, MBEs and OBEs in the UK and overseas, plus military and police honours.

Proving that age isn’t a barrier to outstanding accomplishments, a British Empire Medal (BEM) is recommended for 103-year-old runner Fauja Singh. He is a keen charity supporter and champion for Age UK, and is widely recognised as the oldest marathon runner in the world.

Fauja Singh, 103, 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.

The British Sikh runner, who returned to serious running at the age of 89, receives the British Empire Medal in recognition of his athletic achievements


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