Monday, May 08, 2006

Wonderboy halted

year old runner

A four-year-old Indian child who last week ran 65 kilometres
(40.3 miles) in seven hours, has been banned by worried
welfare officials from running marathons.

The child welfare department of the eastern state of Orissa
announced the ban following a medical report that Budhia Singh
was "undernourished, anaemic and under cardiological stress".

"He will not be allowed to run long distance till all tests are
completed," child welfare officer R.S. Mishra told reporters in the
state capital of Bhubaneswar.

Read the AFP article here

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