A Nigerian man identified as Dauda Abdulfatai has ended his attempt to break the Guinness World Record (GWR) for the longest ironing marathon due to health reasons.
The Kogi-born fashion designer began his 200-hour attempt to set a world record in Lokoja, the state’s capital, on January 10.
However, in a post via X on Tuesday, he disclosed that he had to halt the attempt after exceeding 142 hours of continuous ironing.
The 27-year-old from Adavi LGA said he was unable to meet his 200-hour target due to health concerns and feedback from his medical team.
The fashion designer said during the marathon, he ironed 2,249 garments.
“I wish to announce to everyone I have abruptly halted my pursuit of the 200-hour ironing marathon in the Guinness World Records quest,” he said.
“My decision, citing medical reasons and reports from my health team, comes after I surpassed 142 hours in the ironing marathon.
“I have already surpassed the 2015 record held by Gareth Sanders for a 100-hour ironing marathon from the UK.
“Notably, I have ironed an impressive 2249 garments during this marathon.
“A heartfelt thank you to everyone for their unwavering support and encouragement throughout this journey.”
Good morning fellow Nigerians🇳🇬
I wish to announce to everyone I have abruptly halted my pursuit of the 200-hour ironing marathon in the Guinness World Records quest.
My decision, citing medical reasons and reports from my health team, comes after i surpassed 142 hours.. pic.twitter.com/3NjBTMOH7D
— Abdulfattah El-Okene (@el_okene4609) January 16, 2024