Saturday, May 06, 2006


On 2 nd May of 2006, Budhia Singh, a four years old wonder marathon runner of Orissa, India, has marked his name eligible for Limca Book Of Record, a local version of the Guinness publication, by succeeding to cross 65 KM in 7 hours and 2 minutes at a stretch, which also a world record. An editor with the Limca Book of Records, said Budhia's record will figure in the 2007 edition.

Budhia,once sold for 15€ by his mother , was subsequently bought back by his Judo Coach , Biranchi Das .Once Mr.Das had punished Budhia for some of his mischievous activities to keep running till he returned. To his astonishment, when he returned after around four hours, Budhia was still running, and showed little signs of exhaustion. Das took him under his tutelage.After learning that the boy possessed the ability to run uncanny distances for a boy his age. Mr.Das wants Budhia to run from Puri to Cuttack and thereby cover a distance of 90 km. This will enable him to break the Guinness record of an eight-year-old boy who has ran for 52 km at a stretch.
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