Premier of Ontario takes on legenday Flying Sikh


Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne went for a run with Indian sports legend Milkha Singh at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, India on Feb. 3

Source: The Star

By: Robert Benzie Queen’s Park Bureau Chief, Published on Wed Feb 03 2016

CHANDIGARH, INDIA—The octogenarian Flying Sikh gave Ontario’s most famous morning jogger a run for her money.

Premier Kathleen Wynne, here leading a trade delegation, went for a sunrise sprint with Indian track and field legend Milkha Singh at scenic Sukhna Lake on Wednesday.

“I’m in my 80s, but I still love to run,” said Singh, whose exact age is unknown, as he greeted a visibly impressed Wynne amid a throng of some 50 local journalists covering the campaign-style event.

“It’s beautiful to see you,” the charismatic former 400-metre champion told her as he presented the premier with a bouquet of flowers.

Wynne, 62, herself a one-time Ontario high-school record holder in what was then known as the 440-yard dash, joked that she “can’t run with a bouquet.”

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