Bideford runner changes name to Buzz Lightyear after raising £2000 for charity

To infinity, and beyond Credit: Sam Stephens

A runner from Bideford who completed the Brighton marathon over the weekend has officially changed his name to Buzz Lightyear.

He promised to adopt the name of his favourite film character if he completed the 26 miles and raised more than £2000 for charity.

The 26-year-old, who used to be called Sam Stephens, completed the race in full Buzz Lightyear attire despite suffering from cramp and a bad knee.

His family and friends have supported the name change, however some have expressed concern that it may cause him difficulties.