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This piece is several years old but still makes for a good read:

Towering over her teacher and friends this teenager stands an astonishing 6ft 11in tall and is the world's tallest teenage girl. The 16-year-old Jamaican Marvadene Anderson is, perhaps not surpisingly, a basketball ace and terrorises opposing school teams. Marvadene, who is studying under scholarship in the U.S. is five inches taller than Michael Jordan , her idol in the sport.

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