Richard, who also runs his own business, achieved this feat in Tayside, Scotland, during May 2022, as reported by GWR.
Remarkably, this pursuit led him to find love as well. During his record-setting endeavor, he crossed paths with Alana Brown, who later became his girlfriend and was among the witnesses to his achievement.
Richard's aspiration to break a record had its origins in his childhood, where he had a passion for playing on swings. His decision to take on this remarkable challenge was influenced by his peak physical condition, maintained through regular participation in activities like karate, running, and swimming.
He collaborated with his local Rotary Club to ensure proper verification, and this collaboration expanded to involve members from various other clubs as well.
However, Richard's journey to glory was fraught with challenges. Just four hours into the attempt, his hip flexors became extremely sore, a condition that persisted for months. Furthermore, enduring the cold and darkness of the night while facing Loch Leven, where he set up his swing near a cricket ground, proved to be quite demanding.
Despite these difficulties, Richard persevered with unwavering determination, buoyed by the encouragement of the crowd and the unwavering support of his family. Surpassing the previous record of 34 hours, established by an American in 2020, Richard managed to keep swinging for an astonishing 36 hours and 32 minutes.
As he celebrated this incredible achievement, Richard was interviewed by a local radio station. Moreover, his unexpected meeting with Alana during the event led to a connection that extended beyond the record-setting swing. They went on a date, and their relationship continues to thrive to this day.
Meanwhile, there has been a remarkable surge in the number of Nigerians seeking to break Guinness World Records since May.