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Read-A-Thon: Samson Ajao Sets Guinness World Record, Reads For 215 Hours In Osun

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A former Student Union Government President of Osun State Polytechnic, Ire, Ajao Samson Olamilekan popularly known as Impeccable, has on Weenesday achieved an extraordinary feat: setting the Guinness World Record for the Longest Marathon Reading Aloud, a staggering 215 hours.

This is contained in a press statement by the planning committee in Osogbo, discribing the remarkable accomplishment as not only demonstrates his dedication and endurance but also highlights the power of literacy and the importance of education.

Acxlcording to the committee, the journey towards this remarkable achievement likely began with a passion for reading and a commitment to making a difference. Reading aloud for such an extended period requires not only physical stamina but also mental fortitude and a deep-seated belief in the value of the written word. Throughout the 215 hours, Olamilekan would have faced numerous challenges, including fatigue, monotony, and the temptation to give up. However, his determination to succeed would have propelled him forward, inspiring those around him and capturing the attention of the world.

The significance of this record goes beyond personal achievement. It serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration for individuals everywhere, proving that with perseverance and dedication, any goal is within reach. Olamilekan’s journey encourages others to pursue their passions relentlessly, reminding them that greatness is attainable through hard work and resilience.

Moreover, this record-breaking feat shines a spotlight on the importance of literacy and education in society. By dedicating himself to reading for such an extended period, Olamilekan emphasizes the transformative power of knowledge and the written word. In a world where literacy rates remain a concern, his achievement serves as a reminder of the opportunities that education can provide and the doors it can open.

,,,,,,Throughout the marathon reading, Olamilekan likely delved into a wide range of literary works, spanning various genres and subjects. From classic literature to contemporary novels, from poetry to non-fiction, his journey through the written word would have been both enriching and enlightening. In doing so, he not only entertained his audience but also broadened their horizons and expanded their understanding of the world.

The support and encouragement received by Olamilekan during his record attempt also deserve recognition. Whether from friends, family, or fellow students, the outpouring of solidarity and admiration would have undoubtedly buoyed his spirits during the long hours of reading. Additionally, the media attention surrounding his endeavor would have helped to raise awareness of the importance of literacy and education on a global scale.

The committee added that Olamilekan’s achievement sets a new standard for future generations to aspire to. His name will be etched in the annals of history alongside other record-breakers, serving as an inspiration for individuals to push the boundaries of what is possible. Furthermore, his dedication to promoting literacy and education will leave a lasting impact, encouraging others to embrace the power of learning and pursue their dreams fearlessly.

In conclusion, Ajao Samson Olamilekan’s Guinness World Record for the Longest Marathon Reading Aloud is a testament to the indomitable human spirit and the transformative power of education. Through his unwavering determination and commitment to his goal, he has not only made history but also inspired countless individuals to believe in themselves and reach for the stars. As we celebrate his remarkable achievement, let us also reflect on the importance of literacy and the boundless opportunities it provides for personal growth and societal progress.


It would be recall that the OsunReporters News had earlier reported the 100 hours recorded by Ajao last week when the Osun Online Publishers Association (OOPA) led by Mukhtar Ajelogbon visited the read-a-thon venue to encourage him.

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