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A Nigerian, John Obot Sets New 124-Hour World Record for Longest Reading.

In a triumphant feat of determination and intellect, Nigerian teacher John Obot has captured the world’s attention as he shattered the current record for the longest marathon reading aloud by an individual.

In a report by nigeriagalleria, John Obot, a native of Akwa Ibom state, made history by breaking the Guinness World Record previously held by Isakov of Turkey. His relentless reading marathon is now poised to establish a new record at an astonishing 145 hours of non-stop reading aloud.

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The remarkable journey began in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom state, where a supportive crowd gathered to witness this incredible achievement. Mr. Obot embarked on his reading odyssey with an unwavering spirit, aiming to surpass the 124-hour record set by Isakov.

As he continued to read tirelessly, Obot’s voice resonated with literary gems from various genres. His dedication to this monumental task inspired not only the local community but also the entire nation.

The marathon reading spectacle has drawn spectators from far and wide, eager to witness history in the making. Messages of encouragement and admiration have poured in from educators, book enthusiasts, and well-wishers across Nigeria and beyond.

The event, which commenced with great anticipation, is scheduled to conclude at about 1 a.m. on Tuesday. By that time, John Obot will have accomplished the extraordinary feat of 145 hours of uninterrupted reading aloud, etching his name in the annals of literary history.

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Mr. Obot’s awe-inspiring achievement underscores the power of human determination and the boundless possibilities of the human spirit. His dedication to promoting literacy and the love of reading serves as an inspiration to all.

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The world eagerly awaits the official confirmation of this new Guinness World Record, but for now, it is clear that John Obot’s journey has already made an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of those who have followed his remarkable endeavor.

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