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Budhia Singh Age, Biography & More

Bio Real NameBudhia Awooga Singh NicknameBudhia, "Marathon Prodigy" ProfessionMarathon Runner Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 137 cm in meters- 1.37 m in Feet Inches- 4’ 6” Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 34 kg in Pounds- 75 lbs Eye ColourBlack Hair ColourBlack Personal Life Date of BirthBorn in 2002 Age (as in 2016)14 Years Birth PlaceBhubaneswar, Odisha, India Zodiac sign/Sun signNot Known NationalityIndian HometownBhubaneswar, Odisha, India SchoolNot Known CollegeNot Known Educational QualificationsNot Known FamilyFather- Not Known Mother- Not Known Brothers- Not Known Sister- Not Known Coach/MentorBiranchi Das Records (main)In 2006 Limca Book of Records, he was listed as the world's youngest marathon runner. ReligionHindu HobbiesRunning Girls, Affairs and More Marital StatusUnmarried Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known WifeN/A

Some Lesser Known Facts About Budhia Singh

  1. Budhia was born in a poor family in the state of Odisha.

  2. His father died when Budhia was still an infant.

  3. Because of destitute and poverty, his mother sold him to a travelling agent for only 800 INR in the year 2004.

  4. When her mother saw that the agent was exploiting Budhia, she asked for a help to a local Judo Coach and orphanage operator, Biranchi Das, who later bought back Budhia and took him to his orphanage.

  5.  Budhia was a “saucy lad” and once Biranchi Das punished him by making him run and forgot about him, When Biranchi Das came back after 5 hours, he saw Budhia was still running.

  6. Biranchi Das began to train Budhia and by the time Budhia turned 4, he had run and completed 48 marathons.

  7. At the age of four, Budhia ran from Bhubaneswar to Puri covering 65 kilometers in 7 hours and 2 minutes and became world’s youngest marathon runner.

  8. Budhia attained a celebrity status at a very young age and appeared in a number of television commercials.

  9. In 2011, a feature-length documentary, Marathon Boy (covering Budhia and Das) was released. The documentary was funded by BBC Storyville and HBO and was nominated for an EMMY.

  10. Budhia’s fame diminished as quickly as it rose and according to some sources, he cannot even win his school race these days.

  11. A full-length Bollywood feature film on the life of Budhia, Budhia – Born to Run, is supposed to be released in August 2016 featuring Manoj Bajpayee.


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