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How BBC reported chef Faila’s failed cook-a-thon attempt

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Following Afua Asantewaa’s failure to break the world record in the sing-a-thon, Ghanaians were undoubtedly surprised to learn that Chef Faila’s attempt at the cook-a-thon had been disqualified.

It is interesting to note that, similar to how her cook-a-thon attempt garnered attention on a global scale in January, the results are likewise getting the same attention.

The BBC reported it as follows:

A chef from Ghana tries unsuccessfully to break the world record for the longest cooking marathon.

A Ghanaian chef’s attempt to break the record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual has been rejected by Guinness World Records, according to her team.

After cooking continuously for more than 227 hours in January, Failatu Abdul-Razak seemed to have broken the world record.

The attempt by Ms. Abdul-Razak to break the record “unfortunately fell short of meeting the stringent guidelines set forth by Guinness World Records,” according to Kafui Dey, the coordinator of the challenge.

“As per the Records Management Team’s statement, an infraction of the rest break rules resulted in an unsuccessful attempt.”

The endeavors of Ms. Abdul-Razak generated great enthusiasm throughout Ghana.

Throughout the cook-a-thon, Ms. Abdul-Razak received support from politicians, including Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, a host of celebrities, and even the Ghanaian military.

Even though her bid was unsuccessful, the chef thanked her supporters, saying that “their support has been instrumental throughout this journey.”