Longest marathon read aloud: GTB backs Nigerian to break world record

Olawumi reading as he attempts to break the Guinness World Record for ‘Longest Marathon Read Aloud’

As part of her initiative to rekindle the interest in reading, You read Initiative one, of CSR programmes of GTBank launched in 2017,  is  supporting a 40-year old Nigerian, Olubayode Treasures Olawunmi, who is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Marathon Read Aloud from various schools in the environ.

Since 2008, Deepak Sharma Bajaan has held the world record in book reading after he read a total of 17 books in 113 hours and 15 minutes.

Now, Olawumi is taking a shot at breaking the world record by reading over 15 Nigerian published books in 120 hours over a period of 6 days at the Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba.

Olawunmi started the challenge on Monday 26th February, 2018 at exactly 1:30pm Nigerian time.

So far, he has read nine books including Toni Kan’s the Carnivorous City, Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s Independence, Leye Adenle’s Easy Motion Tourist, Elnathan John’s Born on a Tuesday amongst many others.

As at Thursday, which is the 3rd day of his marathon attempt, he has done over 72 hours of reading.