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Guinness World Records responds to Chef Failatu as she ends cook-a-thon


The Ghanaian chef Failatu Abdul-Razak recently attempted to set a new record by completing a 227-hour cooking marathon in just 10 days. Moments after she finished her bid, the Guinness World Records acknowledged her achievement.

The chef undertook this attempt to set a new mark at the Modern City Hotel in Tamale. Throughout the marathon cooking session, Failatu showcased exceptional skills, preparing a diverse array of dishes amid a rich display of culture by the people of the Northern Region.

Supporters at the venue praised the achievement as the stopwatch hit the 227th hour on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, indicating the successful completion of a challenge. Even before the celebrations died down in the Northern Regional capital, Guinness World Records appeared to be excited about it. They posted on X (formerly Twitter), “We look forward to reviewing her evidence!”

Chef Failatu Abdul Razak started the attempt on New Year’s Day to break the current longest cooking marathon record. An emotional Faila could not hold back her tears in disbelief at what she had just accomplished amid a warm embrace from her assistant, Malik Eric.

She intended to beat the official 119-hour record set by Alan Fisher but ended up doing a rather astounding 227 hours:00mins:02 seconds. Days before her showdown, Ugandan chef Dorcus Mirembe, popularly known as Mama D, cooked for 144 hours and is awaiting Guinness World Records’ validation.

By: Kenneth Awotwe Darko

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