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Nigerian reads 120 hours non-stop to clinch world record for marathon reading

Nigerian reads 120 hours non-stop to clinch world record for marathon reading

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<p>How would if feel having to do the same thing for 120 hours non-stop? What it that action is one that would earn you a world record?</p> <p>What started as a dream of a young Nigerian man is now reality. Boyade Treasures-Oluwunmi over the weekend earned the world record for the longest marathon reading.</p> <p>His over 120-hours loud reading with two hours break spread over every 24 hours meant that he surpasses a record set in 2008.</p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/44/05/440593/1024x576_bonus-Readjpg.jpg" alt="" /></p> <blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The moment Olawunmi Bayode broke and created a new Guinness World Record for Longest Marathon Reading (Read Aloud). Bayode read for 122 hours (5 days), taking only a 2 hour break every 24 hours.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ReadWithBayode?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ReadWithBayode</a> <a href="https://t.co/VDfpc2cc9l">pic.twitter.com/VDfpc2cc9l</a></p>— Y! Online (@YNaija) <a href="https://twitter.com/YNaija/status/970060432638709760?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 3, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The now second-best record was set by a Nepalese who read a total of 17 books aloud in 113 hours 15 minutes. In his case, Boyade read for 122 hours over a five-day stretch at the Herbert Macaulay Library in the commercial capital, Lagos.</p> <p>His Twitter bio reads: “I read for 120 hours non-stop for the Guinness World Record in the Longest Marathon Reading Aloud Category. For the love of <span class="caps">READING</span>; I did it for the <span class="caps">CULTURE</span>!” </p> <p>He shares his story and his motivation at the start of the adventure.</p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bfsf0YNBdI-/" data-instgrm-version="8" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:<del>webkit-calc(100% – 2px); width:calc(100% – 2px);”><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:28.194444444444443% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bfsf0YNBdI</del>/” style=” color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;” target=”_blank”><span class="caps">ICYMI</span>: My name is Treasure Olawunmi Bayode. Yesterday at 13:30 (<span class="caps">GMT</span> +1), I started the journey of breaking a Guinness World Record in the “Longest Marathon Reading Aloud” Category at the You Read Library, Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba. Join the conversation using #ReadWithBayode #ReadWithBayode #YouRead #GWR #BayodeOlawunmi #GuinessWorldRecord #Books #Reading #Yaba #Education #Learning #Library #History #Nigeria #Lagos #Africa</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/iread_bayode/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;" target="_blank"> <span class="caps">TREASURES</span>-<span class="caps">OLAWUNMI</span></a> (@iread_bayode) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2018-02-27T10:56:20+00:00">Feb 27, 2018 at 2:56am <span class="caps">PST</span></time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//www.instagram.com/embed.js"></script>

I read for 120 hours non-stop for the Guinness World Record in the Longest Marathon Reading Aloud Category. For the love of READING; I did it for the CULTURE!

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