Talk about legs for miles! Those super-models with their long pins have nothing on this woman.
A former Russian basketball player holds the Guinness record for the world’s longest female legs. At 4-feet, 4-inches long, Svetlana Pankratova has the longest stems in the recorded history of stems. Her full frame measures up to 6’5”, which makes her legs more than two-thirds the length of her whole body.
Pankratova currently lives in Falls Church, Virginia with her husband and works as an assistant basketball coach at George Mason High.
So what was it like to grow up with such long legs? She spoke to the Falls Church News-Register and explained.
“It wasn’t easy because kids do tease you. They tease whenever something is – I wouldn’t say not normal – but when something is different. So I would get teased a lot for being tall.”
Hopefully she can take solace knowing that none of those kids are likely to make it in the Guinness Book of World Records.