In light of my last blog regarding running like a kid, a friend of mine thought I would be interested in this story; the story of a four year-old marathoner from India. From the slums, he was "saved" and adopted by his coach. Is it a better life than begging in the slums? Most of us would say he wasn't "saved" at all. But is he better off running massive distances or being beaten by the peddler his mother sold him to. It's interesting that the Indian government cares so much about this type of abuse when daily domestic abuse continues without attracting anywhere near the same attention and concern. It certainly speaks to the power of the international media.
I still think it's important that we run like kids, but, as the Lazy Trail Runner brilliantly stated this morning, on a long run, "this is more like a kid running like an adult". Click below to read the story or watch the video. To watch the video click on "Obama's War". I'm not sure why, but that's where it is.