Budhia Singh, a 4-year-old "India's Forrest Gump", ran 65 km (40.4 miles):
"Budhia Singh completed the distance in seven hours and two minutes, which is an Indian record," said his coach, Biranchi Das. "This is perhaps a world record too. No other kid at his age has completed a distance of 65 kilometres at one go."
Das said the boy would have completed the 70 kilometres if hehadn't been interrupted frequently by enthusiastic supporters and television reporters after entering Bhubaneswar. Many rushed to place garlands around his neck even before he could complete the run.
As if that's not enough, it turns out that Budhia was sold as a child for 800 rupees (about $18) because his mother was too poor to take care of him:
And that the Indian Child Welfare Committee is now investigating charges of exploitation by the coach...
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