History was made in Lagos when Cambodia-based Nigerian footballer, Harrison Chinedu, broke the Guinness Book of World Records in the farthest distance traveled with ball balanced on the head.
To achieve the feat, Chinedu trekked a distance of 48.04 kilometers in 6 hours, 15 minutes to break the previous record set by Indian soldier, Naib Subedar Azad Singh, who in 2014 traveled a distance of 45.64 km to erase the record set by Abdul Halim of Bangladesh who traveled a distance of 15.2 km on October 22, 2011 and additional 35 minutes to set the new record.
At the National Stadium, he trekked round the main bowl eleven times to break the record before trekking further eleven times to set a new record. Chinedu says he is happy to put Nigeria in the World Records, even as he ascribed his feat to hard work and dedication.
The athlete, who expressed appreciation to the Rafiu Oladipo Sports Foundation which organised the event, for believing in his abilities, stated that his greatest challenge during the event was when he nearly had a muscle strain at Berger Bus Stop.
“I am happy that the scare gave way immediately to enable me continue the journey unhindered,” he added. “I thank the Rafiu Oladipo Sports Foundation for encouraging me both financially and otherwise and also made contacts with the Guinness Book of World Records office to ensure the event took place.”
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