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Guinness World Record Hopeful Abandons 168-Hour Standing Marathon After 4 Hours

by ONUAH YVONNE

Patrick Amenuvor, a Ghanaian individual, has unfortunately terminated his quest to break the Guinness World Record for the longest solo standing marathon, known as a Stand-a-thon. The ambitious marathon, which commenced on January 14th with the goal of concluding on January 21st, was interrupted after only four hours. Amenuvor had aimed to remain motionless for a full week.

The current record for the longest standing time globally is held by Akshinthala Seshu Babu from India. In 2001, Babu stood in Mahatma Gandhi’s posture for 25 hours and 1 minute, and in 2002, he achieved 35 hours using a stick. He also attempted a 37-hour effort to break the record in 2015.

However, Amenuvor’s management released a statement explaining the unforeseen circumstances that led to the cancellation of his Stand-a-thon.

The statement reads, “We regret to inform you that the continuation of the Stand-A-Thon has encountered insurmountable challenges, necessitating an official halt.”

The decision was attributed to unexpected electrical outages and technical complications that disrupted the event during the specified period.

“In adherence to the principles of integrity and fair play, we hereby disclose our intention to cease the OFFICIAL STAND-A-THON attempt. This decision stems from the acknowledgment of rule violations that could compromise the pursuit of breaking the record,” the statement added.

Acknowledging the need for a comprehensive review, the management aims to rectify oversights and prevent future errors that may hinder subsequent attempts. Despite the setback, the statement expressed gratitude to those who supported the endeavor.

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