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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Little Hero


BHUBANESWAR, INDIA - Cheered by thousands, a 4-year-old boy dubbed “India’s Forrest Gump” ran 40 miles to enter the country’s foremost record book.

“I loved running today. I can run as much as I want,” Budhia Singh (right) said after the run. Then he sucked his thumb.

Budhia had planned to run 43 miles, but doctors stopped him after 40 miles when he showed signs of extreme exhaustion. He completed the distance in seven hours and two minutes without a break, a record for someone so young.

Budhia’s father died and his mother, unable to support him, was about to sell him two years ago when he was rescued by his coach. The coach saw Budhia’s talent when the boy accidentally entered a sports ground without permission. He ran laps as punishment. When the coach returned five hours later, the boy was still running.

2 Comments:

Blogger Andrew said...

Wow- what an inspiring story- that is aweseome!

7:36 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

What a motivated child. Can I take him home?

4:41 PM  

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