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Guinness World Record reacts as Ghanaian chef completes 227 hours cook-a-thon to set new record

The Guinness World Records has said that it will review the Ghanaian chef, Failatu Abdul-Razak’s evidence as she ended her cook-a-thon attempt after hitting 227 hours of cooking.

Failatu started her attempt on New Year’s Day at the Modern City Hotel in Tamale and cooked for 227 hours.

It was gathered that throughout the cooking session, Abdul-Razak prepared vast delicacies.

Wrapped in her country’s flag, Ms Abdul-Razak brought the cook-a-thon to an emotional end with a salute to the crowd on Wednesday.

Prior to the cooking marathon, she called it a “national assignment”, saying that she was doing it for Ghana.

As the stopwatch hit the 227th hour on Wednesday, her supporters cheered as she walked out of the hotel kitchen, in the city of Tamale.

Ms Abdul Razak said that she wanted to ensure that anyone who tried to break her record after her would find it very “difficult”.

Politicians, including Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, numerous celebrities and even the Ghanaian military have expressed their support for the chef throughout the cook-a-thon.

Her team says it will send the evidence to Guinness World Records (GWR) for official confirmation that she has broken the record.

Responding to Ms Abdul-Razak’s feat on X, GWR tweeted;

 “We look forward to reviewing her evidence!”

The current holder of the record is Irishman Alan Fisher who cooked for 119 hours and 57 minutes. Fisher was confirmed on November 7, 2023, as the world record holder after he cooked for 119 hours and 57 minutes, beating Nigeria’s Hilda Baci’s previous record by more than 24 hours.

By Ezinne Joy Okorie 

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