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Marathon Boy

ABC2 December 4, 2011

Budhia Singh was born in India and, at the age of three was sold by his impoverished mother to a street hawker. Destined to lead a desperate existence as a beggar, Budhia was rescued by Biranchi, a concerned judo coach, who ran an orphanage for slum children. It didn't take long for Budhia to reveal his remarkable talent for running, leading Biranchi to embark on a mission to turn Budhia into India's greatest runner. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.