Nigeria, Sept. 12 -- A Nigerian man, John Obot, is to start all over again in his attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest marathon reading aloud after the exercise suffered some glitches, the organisers said on Tuesday.

Mr Obot, a teacher from Akwa Ibom State, had read aloud a variety of books for over 50 hours as of Monday night. He started on 9 September and had been expected to read for six days.

He is hoping to reach 145 hours to beat a previous record of 124 hours set in September 2022 by a Kyrgyzstan, Rysbai Isakov, in Bursa, Turkey.

"Regrettably, we experienced some equipment/power failure leading to technical issues, which are essential for recording and verifying this monumental event. In the interest of mai...