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Ghanaian Chef Failatu Abdul-Razak has failed in her attempt to become the Guinness World Record holder of the longest individual cooking marathon (cook-a-thon).

The attempt, which captivated audiences worldwide, unfortunately fell short of meeting
the stringent guidelines set forth by Guinness World Records.

A statement from the Records Management Team cited a violation of the rest break rules, resulting in an
unsuccessful attempt.

The team at Guinness World Records acknowledged Chef Faila’s efforts and encouraged future record proposals.

“We commend you for your tremendous efforts with this record attempt. We hope you can still be very proud of what you have achieved” the statement stated.

Chef Failatu ended with a salute to the crowd.

Responding to the decision, Chef Faila in a statement released today, March 3, 2024, expressed profound gratitude to her supporters.

“While the outcome may not be what we anticipated, I am deeply thankful for the unwavering support from our sponsors and partners, as well as the encouragement from our fans. Your backing has been instrumental throughout this journey,” Chef Faila said.

The statement further said Chef Faila remains undeterred amidst the disappointment .

“Although this attempt did not result in a world record, it has been an invaluable experience. I am proud of the dedication and hard work put forth, and I am committed to continuing to push boundaries in the culinary world,” she added.

Chef Failatu’s cooking marathon began at midnight on January 1, 2024, initially aiming to reach the finish line on the morning of January 5, 2024.

She however ended the marathon on January 10, 2024 recording an overwhelming 227 hours surpassing the current record by Irish Chef Alan Fisher who finished at 119 hours and 57 minutes.

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