Alexander is an inspirational 22 year old medical student. He was an outstanding pupil at his school where his hard work, character and community spirit earned him the coveted role of Head Boy. To date he has raised around £7000 for charity. His first two major challenges, whilst still a schoolboy, were completing the London Marathon in 2007 and a punishing climb which saw him run up Winder Hill in Sedbergh 25 times in one day; the equivalent of the ascent of Everest. SInce then he has completed the Great Lakes swim in the Lake District; 14 lakes, 42 miles in three days.This autumn, he almost completed the gruelling English Channel swim but was beaten by tides. He has raised money for Get Kids Going, Cardiac Risk in the Young, Cystic Fibrosis and the building of a new unit for the Saltmine and Kaljani hospital in Chennai, India whilst on work experience. He pushes himself to the limit in all he does spiritually and physically and is affectionately known as Mad Dog for his extreme pursuit of the best he can give in all that he does. He is an exemplary role model for young and old alike and, as a dedicated athlete himself, would be so proud to carry the Olympic torch.