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

Boyade Treasures-OluwunmiHow 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?

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.

His over 120-hours loud reading with two hours break spread over every 24 hours meant that he surpasses a record set in 2008.

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!

-ReadjpgThe 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.

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 READING; I did it for the CULTURE!”

He shares his story and his motivation at the start of the adventure.