Dr. Oz: 7'8'' Igor Vovkovinskiy Tallest Man in U.S.

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Meet the tallest man in the United States, Igor Vovkovinskiy. The good folks at the Guinness World Records made it official on TV (and we all know what happens on TV is always accurate).

The Minnesota man -- by way of Ukraine -- was measured on "The Dr. Oz Show" on Monday. At exactly 7 feet, 8.33 inches, Vovkovinskiy beat out a Virginia sheriff's deputy by a mere third of an inch.

The 27-year-old Vovkovinskiy moved to Minnesota with his mother when he was seven to be treated at the world famous Mayo Clinic for the pituitary disease that spurred his rapid growth.

Vovkovinskiy now attends the Minnesota School of Business and is pursuing a degree in paralegal studies.

Guinness says the world's tallest man is Turkey's Sultan Kosen. He measures in at 8 feet, 1 inch tall.