Nigerian Footballer Sets New Guinness World Record


Harrison Chinedu, a Cambodia-based Nigerian footballer has again set a new Guinness World Record for longest distance traveled on bicycle with a football on the head.

Chinedu set a new world record of cycling from the beach to the National stadium, Surulere, for 64 miles with a football balanced on his head in Lagos, while fans, drivers and passers by, sang and cheered him on as he attempted the bizarre feat.

In a show of determination and skill, Chinedu wearing the Super Eagles jersey, rode his bicycle with a ball on his head and was able to navigate 103.6km.


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Chinedu, says he had tried the feat in March this year but failed when he reached 30 miles, but after several rehearsals and training, made up his mind to carry out the feat again.

The record breaker says his biggest motivation was his belief in showcasing his God-given talent. He said:

“I know I have the skill and I want to show the world what I can do. This one is a record created by me and I am happy that I have done my own side. And it’s left for the Guinness World Records to ratify it and bring back results.” 

This is the second time Chinedu will be entering the Guinness Book of World Records. In March, he became the first man to travel the farthest distance while balancing a football on his head.

On March 6, 2016, the Chinedu Harrison set the record after walking from the Redemption camp on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, which is a total distance of 48.08km.

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In 2014, an Indian soldier, Naib Singh previously held the record by walking a total distance of 45.64km with a ball on his head in his country.