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Marathon Boy

Feb 18, 2013

A child in Delhi, India.
Credit Flickr/mctrent

Two-year-old Budhia Singh was sold into slavery in India, then purchased by a philanthropist who routinely rescues slave children from a life of beggary. Soon, Budhia exhibited a gift for running. He seemed destined to become India's greatest runner.  But when he became a kind of folk hero, the pressure became difficult to bear. His story today on KUOW, adapted from the documentary, “Marathon Boy.”

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