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Texas teen breaks record for world's longest legs

October 08, 2020 09:02 IST
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Maci Currin knew she was tall but she had no idea her legs were record-breaking until she was offered a custom-made pair of leggings.

IMAGE: Maci Currin has broken the record for having the world's longest legs. Photograph: Guinness World Record

The 17-year-old, from Texas, United States is 6 feet 10 inches (208.28 cm) and has a right leg which measures just over 4 feet 4 inches (134.3 cm) and left leg which measures 4 feet 5 inches (135.3 cm).

She has now knocked Russia’s Ekaterina Lisina off the top spot for the Guinness World Record for longest female legs. Ekaterina’s legs measure 4ft 4in but Maci’s right leg is fractionally longer and her taller left leg secured the record.

 

Maci said that she would encourage people with unique physical attributes ‘don’t hide it, embrace it’.

She added: "There are definitely negatives to having such long legs -- hitting your head walking through doors, getting into cars, trying to find clothes that fit."

IMAGE: Maci said that she would encourage people with unique physical attributes to 'embrace it'. Photograph: Guinness World Record

But she hopes that her record title will inspire tall women across the world.

Height runs in her family as her dad is 6ft 5in and her brother Jacob is 6 feet 3 inches, but her mum Trish is an average 5 feet 7 inches and Maci towers over them all.

IMAGE: Maci towers over all her entire family. Photograph: Guinness World Record

When she was born, she was 19 inches long, well within the average range.

But she grew fast as a child and was 5ft 7in by age nine. Despite her long legs, Maci is a few inches off the spot of tallest living woman, which is currently held by Sun Fang from China, who stands at 7ft 3in.

She’s also far off the tallest women ever -- Zeng Jinlian measured 8ft 1in and died in 1982.

IMAGE: Despite her long legs, Maci is a few inches off the spot of tallest living woman, which is currently held by Sun Fang from China, who stands at 7ft 3in. Photograph: Guinness World Record
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