Nigerian YouTuber Sets Guinness World Record with 55-Hour Interview Marathon

Nigerian woman breaks Guinness World Record with 55-Hour interview marathon

Nigerian entrepreneur Clara Chizoba Kronborg broke the world record for the longest interviewing marathon, lasting 55 hours and 24 seconds, surpassing the previous record of 37 hours and 44 minutes.

Host of a YouTube talk show, she interviewed 90 people from various backgrounds, discussing their paths to success. Clara’s upbringing in poverty in Onitsha, Nigeria, inspired her interest in success.

Clara was quoted as saying: “This record attempt was about bringing together diverse individuals, sharing their inspiring narratives, and forging meaningful connections on a global scale.

“I am committed to amplifying voices, particularly those of hardworking women, and using their stories to inspire others facing similar challenges.”

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Clara’s record attempt took place on a docked yacht in the Spanish city of Marbella, where she currently lives.

In addition to the usually sunny harbour being struck by a heavy rainstorm, Clara faced several difficulties during her record attempt.

She says her voice became “very hoarse and rusty” but she avoided losing it by drinking lots of water.

A report by GWR said, “As with all ‘longest marathon’ record attempts, Clara accrued five minutes of rest time after each hour of interviewing; only during these breaks was she permitted to nap, change her clothes, or go to the bathroom.

“So, to compensate for the large volume of water she was consuming, Clara wore adult diapers throughout her record attempt.”

“Even worse, my period started the same day, and I was already having intense menstrual cramps,” she revealed.

“At some point I was literally dripping pee and period stain, but I persevered and kept my eyes on the goal. To anyone who ever reads this, once you find your purpose, go after it with everything you’ve got.”

Clara also reportedly suffered neck and back aches, which her team relieved with massages during her rest breaks.

The report said she also struggled with sleepiness at multiple points but according to her, she gained a “battery recharge” every time she began interviewing a new guest, as she was eager to hear their story.

Enduring all the hardships was worth it for Clara, who says it feels “surreal” to now hold this world record.

“Recalling everything I went through physically, mentally, financially, emotionally – it feels so unreal,” she said.

“I am extremely proud of this accomplishment because I know lives have been touched and changed.

“This achievement is dedicated to all those who dare to dream and persist, regardless of the challenges they face.”

Clara remains undaunted by the challenges that lie ahead. Armed with a newfound sense of purpose and a renewed determination to make a difference, she continues to forge ahead, eager to embark on the next chapter of her journey.

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