Utrecht breaks world record for largest gathering of tall people in one place

A tall girl walks by some bushes
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On May 30th, a world record was broken at Galgenwaard Stadium in the city of Utrecht. 850 tall people came together, completely exceeding the previous world record. The previous world record of 136 people was achieved in Australia in 2009.

The minimum height for the attempt was set at 1.90 m (6 ft 2) for men and 1.80 m (5 ft 9) for women. In order to break the previous record, this group of people had to stay together in the stadium for 5 minutes.

Guinness Book of Records will announce in a few weeks if the attempt is officially approved.

The world record attempt was organized by the Klub Lange Mensen (Society of Tall People). This society’s aim is to speak out for the interests of tall people. Partly due to their efforts, the standard norm for the height of doors has been raised. The Netherlands has on average the tallest population in the world.

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Rivka Kroes is a Dutchie and is currently based in Zeist. She studied Chinese and graduated in 2013 from Leiden University. She now works in language localization. You can often find Rivka in a bookstore or library as she loves to read. Apart from reading, learning about new cultures makes her really happy, especially if food is involved.

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