Brahim Takioullah

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Brahim Takioullah
Born (1982-01-26) 26 January 1982 (age 35)
Guelmim, Morocco[1]
Known for
Home town Paris, France[1]
Height 2.46 m (8 ft 1 in)[1][2]

Brahim Takioullah (born 26 January 1982 in Guelmim, Morocco) is a Moroccan man who formerly held the Guinness World Record for largest feet and is officially the second-tallest living person.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

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.[1][2][3] 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.[2] 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.

Records[edit]

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.[4] His left foot measures 38.1 centimetres, and his right 37.5 centimetres.[1]

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.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Confirmed: Brahim Takioullah sets world record for largest feet" Guinness World Records. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d AFP (8 October 2011). "Brahim Takioullah finds fame by having the world's largest feet". Herald Sun. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Co, Brando (10 October 2011). "Brahim Takioullah Has World's Biggest Feet – Guinness Records". The Manila Paper. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "guinness world records: Largest feet on a living person". Retrieved 28 October 2011. 

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Preceded by
Sultan Kösen
World's largest feet on a living person
24 May 2011 – 6 October 2014
Succeeded by
Jeison Orlando Rodríguez