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Irish sets new Guinness World Record for longest cooking marathon, surpassing Nigeria’s Hilda Bassey

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Irish chef Alan Fisher has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon, surpassing the previous record held by Nigeria’s Hilda Effiong Bassey.

The Guinness World Records committee confirmed that Fisher cooked for an incredible 119 hours and 57 minutes at his restaurant in Japan, breaking the previous record of 93 hours and 11 minutes set by Bassey, also known as Hilda Baci, in May.

On Twitter, Bacci sent a messgage to the GWR in a post indicating

“Huge congratulations to Alan Fisher! 119hrs 57mins is a huge achievement, and I wish him all the best as the new world record”

Bassey’s record-breaking cookathon gained significant attention and made her an instant sensation in Nigeria.

The confirmation of her record even caused the Guinness World Records website to crash for two days due to the overwhelming traffic from her numerous fans.

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