A 24-year-old postgraduate student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State. Christopher Olusa, has set a new record of 112 hours 12 minutes for the longest speech marathon.
Olusa broke the record of 90 hours two minutes held by a Nepali, Ananta Ram, from the 27th-31st of August 2018.
Although Olusa set out to hit 120 hours, he could not hit the target.
Olusa started the speech marathon from 2 a.m. local time on Monday, September 11, 2023, to 6 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2023.
In a tweet shared by the university’s handle on X (formerly Twitter), it stated that the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adenike Oladiji, and a team from FUTA were present to support Olusa’s “remarkable quest to set a record for the longest speech marathon by an individual.”
The Guinness World Records had given the FUTA student the go-ahead to dabble in the world record event, tagged “From words to world records,” according to Olusa.
As of the time of filing this report, the GWR had not confirmed the record.
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