Set to premiere on HBO tonight is Marathon Boy, a documentary about kid from India who managed to run 48 marathons by the time he turned four. We have the trailer for the film, which shows young Budhia Singh doing what he does best.

The documentary was filmed between 2005 and 2010 and tells the story of Budhia Singh, a child whose destitute mother sold him to a street hawker when he was just three years old. Things began to turn around for him when he was taken in by Biranchi Das, a judo coach who recognized Budhia’s gift for running.

Based on the information HBO released on the film, Budhia’s story begins with a focus on his love for running and the fame he achieved over the course of time, but apparently, things take a turn for him at some point as the “remarkable rags-to-riches saga morphed into a tale of greed, corruption and broken dreams.”

You’ll get a glimpse of both sides of the story in the trailer below.



Marathon Boy premieres Thursday, November 3rd at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

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