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This Lofty Canadian Has Just Been Crowned The Tallest Teenager By Guinness World Records

A Guinness World Record has just been bestowed upon a very, very tall Canadian teen, and he truly stands head and shoulders above most of us.

Hailing from Quebec, 15-year-old Olivier Rioux clocks in at a neck-ache-inducing 7 feet, 5.33 inches tall, which has earned him a place in the 2022 edition of the Guinness World Records as the world's tallest living male teenager. That makes him taller than any of the Toronto Raptors players.

The towering teen wears a size 20 shoe, according to his Instagram page. His family is also vertically blessed, with his dad measuring 6 feet, 8 inches and his mom, 6-foot-1.

In just fifth grade, Rioux stood at 5 feet, 2 inches tall, according to Guinness World Records, which is as tall as some Canadians will reach in their lifetime.

He started playing basketball at a young age and continues to use his height to his advantage on the court.

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