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After Limca, Budhia eyes Guinness

Coach Biranchi Das said if given the chance, the toddler would run for a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

india Updated: May 06, 2006 18:34 IST

Brushing aside the raging controversy surrounding the ill effects of long distance running on child marathon prodigy Budhia Singh, his mentor Biranchi Das on Saturday said if given the chance, the toddler would run for a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

There were plans of Budhia visiting London shortly where he was scheduled to run for about five km for a documentary shoot. "We also wants to interact with marathon runners there," Das said.

"The possibility of the boy trying for a place in the Guinness Book of Records will also be explored," he added.

A day after the boy was medically examined by a team of government doctors amidst protests by him, Das said if tests were required, they should have been conducted by independent agencies.

"Budhia is absolutely fine. These tests are part of a conspiracy. Had these tests been conducted by independent practitioners, a right conclusion could have been reached. Since the doctors are from government hospitals, the findings would be as per the government needs," Das said.

The group of doctors who examined Budhia met on Saturday to discuss the results of the tests conducted on Friday. They, however, did not divulge the details.

"Further examinations are required to form a final opinion on the boy's health. I cannot say anything as we have only partially compiled the reports," Sugat Kar, Chief Medical Officer of Capital Hospital, where Budhia was examined, said.