The human body has always shown an amazing capacity for strength and endurance during times of necessity. We can sometimes achieve feats that we never considered possible. Some people have built their entire careers and lifestyle around this fact, one of them being marathon runners. Running a marathon requires a substantial amount of stamina, mental toughness and overall fitness. The marathon runners on this list displayed all these qualities and a lot more, in order to become some of the most extreme and amazing marathon runners of all-time.
First Centenarian To Finish A Marathon
Most people don’t even dream of living till the ripe old age of 100, but Fauja Singh from India went on to achieve a staggering feat of physical fitness at that age. He ran a marathon in Hong Kong and became the first Centenarian to ever complete the feat.
Social Networking Marathon Runner
Joseph Tame is a very different kind of marathon runner. He relies on social media and technology to relay his experience to a wide audience. In 2011, he completed the Tokyo marathon while being strapped to various devices such as an iPhone, iPad, an Android phone and a heart rate monitor. These devices were recording his race and telecasting it on various social media sites.