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Tallest Man (Living)

Sultan Kosen
Tallest Man (Living)
Ankara, Turkey
08 Feb 2011

The tallest man living is Sultan Kösen (Turkey, b.10 December 1982) who measured 251 cm (8 ft 3 in) in Ankara, Turkey, on 08 February 2011.

The part-tme farmer was the first man over 8 ft (2.43 m) to be measured by Guinness World Record in over 20 years.

Indeed, GWR only knows of 10 confirmed or reliable cases in history of humans reaching 8 ft or more.

Sultan also holds the records for widest hand span and largest feet on a living person.

Speaking at the time of his entry into the Guinness World Records family he said: 'I never imagined I would be in the book, I dreamed about it, but it was still a huge surprise'.

Please note: all records were current at the time of publication, but may have been broken since.


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