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Ghanaian Chef Faila ends world record cook-a-thon attempt after 227 hours

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After ten gruelling days whipping up delicious meals for patrons, Chef Abdul-Razak Failatu has potentially cooked her way into the Guinness World Record books for the longest culinary marathon. 

With a staggering 227 hours under her belt, she has comfortably surpassed the current record held by Irish Chef Alan Fisher (119 hours and 57 minutes), though official confirmation from Guinness World Records is still pending.

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

However, fuelled by her unwavering tenacity and kitchen prowess, she pushed through, extending the marathon to January 10th. Throughout the entire ordeal, she dazzled patrons with an array of both local and continental dishes, earning wide admiration.

Tamale, the Northern Regional capital, became a buzzing hub of support for Chef Failatu as dignitaries, celebrities, and influential figures across Ghana rallied behind her. The illustrious names gracing the event included Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia; the Minister of State at the Finance Ministry, Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam; the Chief of Staff, Madam Akosua Frema Osei Opare; former First Lady, Lordina Mahama; and former Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu (former Minority Leader).

SOURCE: GRAPHIC ONLINE