He runs seven hours at a stretch, sometimes as much as 48km (30 miles). On a daily basis. Then he was only 3,5 years old!!(read more: BBC News, september 13 2005) But now, after a year of being ‘a freak’ in a ‘circus show’ the change in the media’s tone could not have been more abrupt, as publications raced to condemn an act of “child cruelty”. ( the new york times, may 9 2006) …slavery?