A Nigerian man identified as John Obot from Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has made waves for successfully surpassing the 100-hour mark in his reading marathon to break a Guinness World Record.
Mr. Obot started his challenge on September 9, 2023, with the goal of continuously reading for 145 hours in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest reading marathon.
John Obot’s was inspired by Hilda Baci, who broke the Guinness World Records for cooking marathon in May.
In a recent Facebook post shared on Saturday, September 16, John Obot announced that his reading marathon had successfully crossed the 100-hour threshold.
In his words;
“Just like yesterday, the marathon that began with one small second, minute, and hour, has drifted steadily toward the finish line. Despite the huge challenges and setbacks encountered on this journey, I feel deep-seated excitement when the clock hit 100 hours at 5:00 p.m. today. The thunderous applause and wild excitement from spectators when I smashed the 100-hour landmark breathed in me a deep sense of confidence that indeed with determination, we can do wonders.”