Chancellor Ahaghotu, a Nigerian Art Student at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia, recently shattered a decade-old Guinness World record for the longest painting marathon. Clocking an impressive 100 consecutive hours, he surpassed the previous 60-hour benchmark set in 2013 by Roland Palmaerts.
Chancellor’s record-breaking feat involved creating 106 vibrant pieces, ranging from depictions of celebrities and food to animals and more, showcasing a diverse array of subjects.
Throughout the marathon, Ahaghotu diligently adhered to the rules, taking brief five-minute rest breaks for every continuous hour of painting. Despite battling fatigue around the 88-hour mark, his commitment to achieving the 100-hour milestone prevailed.
Initially planning to create one painting per hour, Chancellor’s efficiency led him to finish ahead of schedule, allowing him to produce impromptu still lifes and conclude the marathon with a poignant painting of an exhausted figure.
The accomplishment marks a significant personal triumph for Ahaghotu, elevating his recognition as an artist and contributing to his aspirations for a successful career in the field.