BBC Sport - Get Inspired: Why teenager is taking on the marathon

'Typical teen' takes on the marathon

Eighteen-year-old Sam Fanson describes how he has balanced typical teenage life and studying for A-levels with training for the London Marathon.

Sam, who is only just eligible to run the 26.2-mile race because of his age, admits that he has not been "shy of the odd pizza or beer" during his intense training programme.

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