28/10/2013 08:04 GMT | Updated 29/10/2013 06:09 GMT

World's Tallest Man Sultan Kosen Marries Woman 2ft 7ins Shorter Than Him

The world's tallest man Sultan Kosen towers over his new wife measuring a record-worthy 8ft 3inches.

But his bride Merve Dibo - who tied the knot with Kosen in Mardin, southern Turkey on Sunday - is hardly small, despite measuring 2ft 7ins shorter than her new hubby.

At 5ft 8ins Dibo is more than 6inches taller than the national average of Turkey, which puts Kosen's stature into perspective.

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Pictured with hand-in-hand with his new bride - his 27.5cm hands have also made the Guinness Book of World Records, along with his 36.5cm feet - Kosen said: "It was unfortunate that I could not find a suitable girl of my own size. But now I will have my own family and private life."

Kosen suffers from a rare disorder called pituitary gigantism, which causes his body to continually produce growth hormones.

He is one of only ten people ever to top 8ft.