Birmingham, UK


He may be just 3ft 1ins tall but height has never been a barrier for this 16-year-old who has become a top performer at the extreme sport of free-running.

Kain Francis - who has a rare form of dwarfism - risks life and limb, scaling high buildings, leaping off objects and standing on his head, to indulge his passion for the craze. And at 96 centimetres, or 3ft 1ins, the teenager has learned to cope with the rough and tumble, having spent years battling against bullies who targeted him over his condition.

Kain’s proud family said he had overcome cruel barbs from people who called him Mini-Me, after the diminutive character in the Austin Powers movies.