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Marathon Boy Budhia Singh / India Saijiki

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  • Greve Gabi
    Marathon Boy Budhia Singh / India Saijiki ** PHOTO and following text © Daily Mail ..
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 16, 2010
      Marathon Boy Budhia Singh / India Saijiki
       

      PHOTO and following text © Daily Mail ..
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=460278&in_page_id=1811

      A five-year-old Indian boy who became a celebrity after a seven-hour run that sparked charges of abuse was stopped by police today from participating in a 500-km (300 mile) walking event.

      Police in the eastern state of Orissa said they were ordered to stop Budhia Singh from embarking on the 11-day walk after he tried to defy a ban on him by authorities from long-distance running or walking in the searing heat.

      "Nobody can exploit Budhia for their personal gain. The authorities told us to ensure that," Amitabh Thakur, a police officer, told reporters.

      In May last year, Budhia entered the Limca Book of Records, an Indian publication similar to the Guinness book of records, after running 65 km (40 miles) uninterrupted in seven hours and two minutes.

      Officials poured praise on Budhia - dubbed "marathon boy" - and promoted him as a local celebrity as newspapers and television stations raced to cover his every step.

      But leading human rights organisations harshly criticised both the local government and Budhia's coach for endangering the boy's health for personal reward.

      Over a hundred spectators showed up to support Budhia as he tried to begin walking from Orissa's capital, Bhubaneswar, to Kolkata but were disappointed when dozens of police stopped the child from walking past the start line.

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      marathon boy -
      how long can you run
      in the summer heat ?


      marathon boy -
      how many tears
      on your sweaty face ?


      This is a story about a penomenon boy in India, Budhia Singh, who is only five years now and runs and runs and runs ... without even drinking water while he runs ...

      I have written about the Marathon Monks of Mt. Hiei elsewhere, but this boy is quite astonishing !
      I saw a feature abuot him last night, it is still with me ...

      more about the marathon monks and Budhia are here
      http://fudosama.blogspot.com/2004/12/mantra-of-fudoo-myoo-oo.html


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