27-year-old Dauda Abdulfatai of Kogi State’s Adavi Local Government Area will begin a 200-hour ironing marathon to beat the Guinness World Record (GWR) and enter the Hall of Fame.
On Wednesday, January 10, Dauda started his ironing marathon bid in the Lokoja neighborhood of Ganaja Village’s Nyama-Nyama section.
The goal of Dauda is to surpass the current record of 100 hours, which was set by Gareth Sander of the United Kingdom on October 26 and 30, 2015.
Dauda got the reply to his bid recently via email from Guinness World Records, informing him that his application (reference number 230618101834Imi) had been accepted.
“Application Reference: 230618101834|mi, Hello, Dauda Abdulfatai. In response to Dauda, the GWR stated, “We are happy to notify you that your application has been accepted under the following title: Longest Marathon Ironing.”
It was also discovered that the GWR’s response contained a link that would enable him to view information about the current record as well as the stringent regulations he must follow throughout his attempt.
The attempt of the young man is a test of physical and mental strength, requiring unwavering focus and the ability to withstand fatigue and discomfort for eight days to achieve his aim.
According to a report, the record holder, 28-year-old Gareth Sanders, broke the global record in 2015 after ironing 2,000 items continuously for nearly 100 hours.
Gareth Sanders needed more than two weeks to fully recover from the attempt in terms of strength.