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Sultan Kösen
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Kösen in 2009
Born 10 December 1982 (1982-12-10) (age 38)
Mardin, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Occupation Farmer
Known for Tallest living man
7th verified tallest person in history
Height 2.51 m (8 ft 2 78 in)
Spouse(s)
Merve Dibo (m. 2013)

Sultan Kösen (born 10 December 1982) holds the Guinness World Record for tallest living male at 251 centimetres (8 ft 2.82 in).

Kösen's growth resulted from the condition acromegaly, caused by a tumour affecting his pituitary gland. Due to his condition, he uses crutches to walk.

Born to a Kurd family in the southeastern Turkey city Mardin, he is the seventh tallest man in history.

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