26 January 1982 |
|Home town||Paris, France|
|Height||2.46 m (8 ft 1 in)|
Takioullah was born in Guelmim, Morocco, in 1982. At the age of 18, he had been asked by his school doctor to get a blood test, for his "unusual" size. Diagnosed with acromegaly, Takioullah, in a single year had a metre high growth spurt. After obtaining his university degree in geography, a French doctor brought Takioullah to Paris in 2006, for treatment. His treatment was successful as his tumour was removed and the growth hormone level in his blood was brought down to normal.His heart was also reported in a good condition.
Takioullah had difficulties finding a pair of European size-58 shoes. He once asked a cobbler to make him a pair of made-to-measure shoes, but he was told that they would cost up to 3,500 euros. His orthopedic podiatrist, Jerome Liegeon, fitted him with a specially made pair of shoes, specifically designed to support his weight. Takioullah works for an attraction parc, "Saint-Paul", near the city of Beauvais, about 80km north of Paris. People can make pictures with Brahim, who now also obtained the French nationality.
Surpassing former record-holder, Sultan Kösen, Takioullah became the Guinness World Record holder for world's largest feet on a living person, on 24 May 2011. His left foot measures 38.1 centimetres, and his right 37.5 centimetres.
With a height of 2.46 metres (8 ft 1 in), Takioullah is the second–tallest living person behind Sultan Kösen of Turkey, and tied with Morteza Mehrzad of Iran, in the world according to the Guinness World Records.
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- Co, Brando (10 October 2011). "Brahim Takioullah Has World's Biggest Feet – Guinness Records". The Manila Paper. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
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|World's largest feet on a living person
24 May 2011 – 6 October 2014
Jeison Orlando Rodríguez