A Ghanaian man, Patrick Amenuvor, has unfortunately stopped his 168-hour standing by individual marathon (Stand-a-thon) in attempt to break Guinness world record.
Patrick, who attempted to stand at a spot for 7 days, began the marathon on Sunday, January 14, and aimed to finish by 21st of the same month but had to quit after 4 hours.
The world record for longest standing was held by an Indian man, Akshinthala Seshu Babu, who stood motionless in Mahatma Gandhi’s posture with a stick for 25:01 hrs in 2001 and for 35 hours in 2002. He also made one record attempt in 2015 and it lasted for 37 hours.
- However, Patrick’s management release statement, stating reasons his stand-a-thon was stopped.
- According to the post, the quest wased on halt due to the unforeseen electrical outrages.
- The post reads, “We regret to inform you that the continuation of the Stand-A-Thon has encountered insurmountable challenges, necessitating an official halt.”
- The following reasons underscore this decision: 1. Unforeseen electrical outages and technical complications disrupted the event during the specified period.”
- “2. 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.”
- “In light of these developments, a comprehensive review by management is imperative. We aim to rectify any oversights and prevent future errors that may impede subsequent attempts.”
- “We extend our sincere gratitude to all who have steadfastly stood by us throughout this endeavor”.