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Who has the biggest lungs in the world?


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February 09, 2013 7:59PM

Peter Reed (British rowing) has the largest ever recorded lung capacity of any athlete, measuring at around 11.68 litres (although earlier studies suggest the capacity to be lower, at 9.4 litres, but 11.68 is perhaps an improvement)

To put this quantity into perspective, the average lung capacity of a human is approximately 6 litres, meaning Pete has an incredibly efficient aerobic system inside of him and is said to have the lung capacity equivalent to that of a small horse.