Saturday, May 05, 2012

America's tallest man, more than 7ft 8in, measured for huge trainers – amazing video

Amazing video of the tallest man in the USA being measured for size 21 trainers by Reebok.

Igor Vovkovinskiy is seven feet, eight-and-a-third inches tall and flew across America to Reebok's headquarters in Massachusetts for the fitting.

The Ukrainian-born man, aged 29, has pituitary gigantism and moved to Minnesota in the US with his mother for treatment when he was seven. He was six feet tall at the time.

Turkish-born Sultan Kösen holds the 'Guinness World Record' for the tallest living male at 2.51 m (8ft 3in). (Wikipedia)

The tallest man known to have lived was Robert Wadlow (8ft 11in), seen with his father, Harold Wadlow (5ft 111/2 in), in an amazing picture on Wikipedia

TELEGRAPH STORY on Igor Vovkovinskiy

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