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Sep 172009

Sultan Kosen’s height is 8 feet 1 inch. Kosen, 27, is a Turkish man whose height has been verified by the Guinness Book of World Records. Sultan Kosen is now the tallest man in the world.

Sultan Kosen has pituitary gigantism and couldn’t stop growing taller. In 2008, Kosen’s tumor was removed and he eventually stopped growing taller. Kosen said that he hoped to find a girlfriend soon. Kosen explained that girls and women used to be intimidated by him. He hopes he will be seen in a more positive light now.

One of the world’s tallest man used to be Bao Xishun, who is 7 feet 9 inch tall. Bao Xishun is married to Xia Shujuan, whose height is 5 feet 5 inch.



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The worlds new tallest man Sultan Kosen 26, of Turkey poses with his brother Hasan Kosen in front of Tower Bridge to celebrate the launch of the 2010 Guinness Book of Records, on September 16, 2009 in London, England. Sultan Kosen stands at 8ft 1in and also holds the record for the largest hands and largest feet at 27.5cm and 36.5cm respectively.

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