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Ebonyi Man Moves To Break GWR For Marathon Ironing

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A young man from Ebonyi State whose name has been given as Celestine Onele, on 22nd April 2024 has begun a 120-hour marathon ironing to break the Guineas World Record, The Eastern Updates reports.

Onele, an electrical engineer from Ezza South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

He is currently pursuing his master’s degree at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, told newsmen that he had gotten approval from Guin­ness for the 150-hour marathon iron­ing with rules that must be strictly adhered to for the record.

He invited the people to bring their linens for ironing during the effort, noting that he was completely prepared for the event, which will take place at Real Exclusive in Abakaliki, the state capital.

Onele opined that he likes ironing from childhood which motivated him to seek for the record and that he aims to beat Garric Standard from UK and Huston from Australia who had bro­ken the record in the past.

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“Before Garric Standard from the UK, the current record holder was Huston from Australia. So, she broke the record in 2012 with 80 hours before Garric did in 2015 for 100 hours.

“So, after Garric Standard did, Guinness has given approval for some individuals who have attempt­ed the record but they didn’t get the acknowledgement based on the fact that there were so many rules they tampered with.

“Currently, I am on the verge of attempting Guinness World Record for the longest marathon ironing in the world. So, if I surpass the current holder of the record, I will be the new holder for the longest marathon iron­ing by an individual in the world. I am an engineer but I love being inspired to do different things to put my name on the map.

“On 7th July last year, I submitted my application to Guinness World af­ter a rigorous research which we all know that after submitting applica­tion, it takes a whole lot of inspection from different expertise and by the Grace of God, after 18 weeks of wait­ing, I got a mail that my application to attempt a Guinness World Record has been approved.

‘‘After three weeks, a specific guideline was approved for me and it’s a guideline that I have to follow to break the record. There are so many rules in the guideline which if you tamper with the rules, you will not be recognized.

“Some of the rules say I have 30 sec­onds to pick materials. So, whenever I finish ironing a material, I have 30 seconds to pick up another material and iron. And for the rest break, I have just 5 minutes to rest after 1 hour,” he stated.

He called for support for both gov­ernment and good spirited individ­uals.

Africa Today News, New York

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