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Morning Start: A Canadian has been named as the tallest teenager in the world

Your morning start for Friday, Sept. 17, 2021

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Fun fact: A Canadian has been named as the tallest teenager in the world

On Wednesday (Sept. 15), Canada’s Olivier Rioux was named by Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest teenager.

The 15-year-old earned his place in the 2022 Guinness World Records book after he was measured at 7 ft. and 5.33 in. tall. According to Guinness, Rioux weighed 7.5 lb. when he was born, and grew to 16 lb. in his first month. By the time he was in grade 5, he was 5 ft. 2 in. tall.

“As a child, Olivier spent hours looking through his Guinness World Records books, studying the tallest people, and comparing himself to every record holder,” said Guinness.

“After failing to find someone taller than him in the 2015 and 2016 editions of the books, Olivier was inspired to achieve the title himself and recalls being ‘emotionally shocked and relieved that [he] finally got it!’”

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