Telkom is setting its sights on breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest film marathon by streaming movies continuously from the 9th to the 11th December using its Boltspeed fibre technology.

The record currently stands at 120 hours 23 minutes over five days, and is currently held by Ashish Sharma from India. To break this record – established in 2008 – Telkom will need to stream at least 80 movies over its fibre connection with an adjudicator present.

Unfortunately just streaming movies won’t win Telkom the record so along with 10 South Africans, Tamil Canadian actor, Suresh Joachim will be watching movies for five days continuously in a last-man-standing contest.

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“I have never been to South Africa and I am particularly excited about visiting the country and competing for the title with the local participants”, Joachim said in a statement.

The actor also holds over 50 world records including most bridesmaids and groomsmen at a wedding (79 bridesmaids and 47 groomsmen in case you were curious) and a 100 hour ten-pin bowling marathon.

Speaking about the Telkom movie marathon attempt Joachim said, “I am delighted that Telkom will be hosting this endurance challenge and I am looking forward to the opportunity to add this record to my list of 52 records that I currently hold.”

Members of the public have been invited to join Joachim, Telkom and the 10 South Africans for the record attempt at The Sheds @ 1 Fox Street in the Johannesburg CBD from the 9th December for 24 hours a day until 13th December.

Tickets will cost R30 per person per day and proceeds will be donated to Lifeline and are available through iTicket. Movies from various genres including Comedy, Action and Sci-fi will be screened though no schedule or play list has been revealed at time of writing.

[Image CC by 2.0 – Nick Huang]