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Sunday, 25 March 2018

Nigerians target world record in ‘Last Man Standing’ challenge

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Not less than 150 Nigerians will contest in a standing competition scheduled to hold in May in Lagos.

NAN reports that the competition, which is tagged ‘The Last Man Standing’ is aimed at setting a world record for the longest time stood by any human being on earth.

Edmund Tawiyah, the national coordinator, Last Man Standing competition, said males and females, from the ages of 18 to 45, who have good health status, can participate in the contest.

According to Tawiyah, the winner will receive a brand new SUV, as well as the first ever medal of resilience to be awarded by a top ranking officer in the Nigerian Army.

“This competition is expected to identify resilient young men and women,” he said.

“150 young Nigerians will stand literally in an open space all day, all night, come rain come shine, for a minimum of five days and maximum of seven days.

“This will be until the toughest and most resilient of them all emerges as the Last Man Standing 2018.

“During the competition, contestants can walk around within the arena, dance, have conversations with fellow contestants.

“But, there will be no sitting, no leaning, no squatting or pharmaceutical aid.”

Tawiyah said the competition hopes to “instill belief in the Nigerian youth toward facing their life goals through strength, character and resilience”.

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