Teenager breaks record for world’s longest legs

Maci Currin and her record-braking legs (Picture: PA)

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.

The 17-year-old, from Texas, U.S. is 6ft 10in (208.28cm) and has a right leg which measures just over 4ft 4in (134.3cm) and left leg which measures 4ft 5in (135.3cm).

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’.

Maci is 6ft 10in (Picture: PA)

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.’

But sshe 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 6ft 3in, but her mum Trish is an average 5ft 7in and Maci towers over them all.

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.

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