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Meet the ‘world’s tallest teen’: British schoolboy، 16، stands at 7ft 4ins - and is STILL growing

Thursday 08/March/2018 - 02:50 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by: Yara Sameh

A British 16-year-old who stands at a whopping 7ft 4ins is being hailed as the tallest teen on the planet، Yahoo news UK reported.

Lofty Brandon Marshall’s height has already made him the tallest teenager in the UK when he grew to 6ft 11ins last year but he has grown an extra five inches in less than 12 months.

Broc Brown، an American who stands 7ft 8inches tall، was the world’s tallest teen but he turned 20 last year.

Brandon، from Bury St Edmunds، Suffolk، said of his height: ‘I was normal size up until the age of nine.

‘I then had a big growth spurt. I was about 6ft when I was about 13 and I started to grow a lot more by then.

‘When I was in year nine I got to 6ft 7ins and in year 10 I got to 7ft.

‘Shoes have always been a problem because I will never be able to find them and they are really expensive.’

Brandon’s mum Lynne Quelch، 49، said: ‘I can’t believe he’s still growing.

‘It is crazy، walking down the road with Brandon. People stop him، asking for photos with him.

‘To be honest I don’t know what height he is going to reach.

Lynne added: ‘His height gene is mutated، so they are looking into it further because it has only ever been seen once before.

‘But medically، everyday wise، he just gets on with it. He just has to bend through everything so he doesn’t clonk his head.’

Because of his height، the teenager must consume a staggering 8،000 calories a day and snacks on toasted sandwiches and microwaveable snacks in between meals.

Brandon has used his height to his advantage and has just fulfilled his sporting dream by being picked for the Welsh national basketball team.

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