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The Never-Ending Marathon of Mr Dharampal Singh Gujjar

Update:

  • 2014 - Dharampal Gujjar set his own new world record by clearing 200 meters in 46.74 seconds at the 35th National Masters athletic championship held in Coimbatore, on 26th Feb 2014.
  • 2014 - Dharampal has won more than 20 medals in national and international athletic events in his age category, including a gold medal in the Malaysian Championships in 2014.
  • 2015 - After the controversy on his claimed date of Birth SDM of Meerut reported that as per reports his real age is found to be 73 years (2015) and not the claimed 117 years.
  • 2017 - An American film director, David Freid, has made a documentary on DharamPal Singh Gujjar, "The Never-Ending Marathon of Mr Dharam Singh", in 2017.


Claimed Date of Birth: 6th October 1897
As per the age analysis report: 6th October 1942

When it's about love, it is said that age doesn't matter. But would you associate the same with sports like a marathon with ages 100+? It is said, you need will, strong determination and consistency in your work to keep going and keep moving. Exactly these are the key ingredients in the life of 116-year-old Dharampal Gujjar who still can run a marathon and is fit and healthy, where no one at this age could be.
Worlds oldest person Dharampal Gujjar 116 years old
Worlds Oldest person Dharmpal Gujjar 116

The 6 feet tall Gujjar credits his balanced diet and his own prepared chutney (out of herbs) for his longevity and healthy body. Dharampal hails from Gudha village in Meerut district, Uttar Pradesh.
The man who has seen three centuries has been running in all the marathons conducted for the age groups 80+s. He has won many of the marathons and is still wishing to break many more records. His only wish left is to break the record of Fauja Singh (101-year-old) of 10km marathon.

If age is considered and his claims supported by his Pan Card and Voter card believed true, he undoubtedly becomes the oldest person alive in the world. The recent oldest person Salustiano Sanchez 112 years died recently, September this year in New York and the other a Japanese woman 115 years old Misao Okawa is still alive. 

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