How tall is Robert Wadlow?

Robert Pershing Wadlow (22 Feb 1918-15 July 1940) was the American who was the highest individual in recorded history, and who was known as the Alton Giant and the Illinois Giant. He was born in the suburb of St. Louis, Missouri in Alton, Illinois,He was eight ft 11.1 (2.72 m) in height and at his death at age 22 he weighed 439 lb (199 kg). The hyperplasia in the hypophysical gland, which results in an abnormally high degree of human growth hormone (HGH), caused his large amount and continued adult growth. No sign was found that his growth had stopped even at the time of his death.

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