Sindhu Biju and Mithun Ramesh of Dubai radio station Hit 96.7 FM ruled the airwaves on Monday after setting a new world record for Longest marathon for a radio music show DJ – team.
The two Indian DJ’s hosted a “talkathon” for the Malayalam language station which lasted for a gruelling 84 hours and 15 minutes.
The duo began the marathon on their 5pm show last Thursday, and ended their record-setting broadcast in the early hours of Monday morning.
Under Guinness World Records rules for endurance record attempts, participants are allowed five minutes rest for every continuously completed hour of activity.
Sindhu and Mithun’s total rest period for their attempt lasted for only two hours and 35 minutes of which they took just two power naps totalling 49 minutes.
Hundreds of fans and well-wishers had flocked to the Lulu Hypermarket in Al Barsha where they hosted the show from a makeshift studio, with celebrations erupting when they surpassed the previous record time of 77 hours and 11 minutes set by Gerald Koh and Adam Piperdy from Singapore’s HOT FM in March this year.
Sindhu and Mithun dedicated their achievement to Dubai for winning the Expo 2020 host city’s title, the entire Malayalee community and their listeners.
Showing incredible dedication to their craft, despite their sleep depriving exploits, the duo were both back in the studio to host their regular 5pm show later on Monday.