Nigerian Lady is Now World Record Holder for Longest Interviewing Marathon

Clara Chizoba Kronborg, a Nigerian social media entrepreneur, holds the Guinness World Record for the longest interviewing marathon.

Kronborg set a new world record for the longest interview marathon, clocking in at 55 hours and 24 seconds.

The Nigerian lady, who grew up in Onitsha, held the marathon from March 8 to 10, interviewing 90 persons of all ethnicities and occupations.

The conversations revolved around how each guest gained success in their different fields.

Kronborg was given a five-minute break every hour, which she might use to nap, bathe, or change clothing.

Clara described her motivations for attempting the record as her desire for achievement and to “amplify the voices of hardworking women using their stories to inspire others”.

“This record attempt was about bringing together diverse individuals, sharing their inspiring narratives, and forging meaningful connections on a global scale,” she said.

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

Clara revealed that one of her toughest challenges during the exercise was the pain she battled from her monthly flow.

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

“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.

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

“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.”

In an official statement on Wednesday, the GWR certified Clara as the current world record holder.

The previous record was 37 hours 44 minutes by Rob Oliver (USA) in 2022.

In December, Amuda Mariam completed a 100-hour marathon, setting a new record for the longest television discussion show.

WATCH: ‘Betty Akeredolu Dumped Me After I Served For 7 Years On N45k Monthly Pay’ – Makeup Artist Cries Out

Haruna Dlakwa Appointed Acting VC of Borno University