With a combined height of 13 ft 10.72 in (423.47 cm), Sun Mingming, 33, and his wife Xu Yan, 29, of China, claim the title for Tallest married couple, measuring 7 ft 8.98 in (236.17 cm) and 6 ft 1.74 in (187.3 com) respectively. 

Married in Beijing, China, on August 4, 2013, both Sun and Xu are sports stars in their home country – he plays basketball and she is a handball player. 

Having met at the National Games of China in 2009, over time they fell in love before tying the knot. 


Of their height, Sun and Xu say, “Everyday tasks such as traveling by car, plane or getting a room in a hotel do prove difficult, but we’re used to these problems.” 

Their advice for a successful marriage – “no one is perfect, therefore you need to support one another on a daily basis.”

We caught up with Sun and Xu during their visit to the GWR's London HQ  ahead of the launch of the new Guinness World Records 2016 Edition book.

Sun and Xu's incredible record appears alongside thousands of exciting new feats in the new Guinness World Records 2016 book which is out now. Order your copy here.
2016 Guinness World Records Books