Guinness World Records has confirmed that Hilda Effiong Bassey, also known as Hilda Baci has officially broken the record for the longest cooking marathon (individual), with a time of 93 hours 11 minutes.
This was made known on Tuesday via a post on the body’s website.
“Hilda attempted to set a record of 100 hours, however, almost seven hours were deducted from her final total because she mistakenly took extra minutes for one of her rest breaks early on in the attempt”, the statement read.
“As with all ‘longest marathon’ records, the participant is permitted a five-minute rest break for every continuous hour of activity. These rest breaks can be accumulated if not taken. They were the only times Hilda could use the bathroom or sleep during the attempt.
Guiness World Records stated further that “Hilda’s cook-a-thon was in fact so popular that our website crashed for two days due to the immense volume of traffic we received from her legion of loyal fans.”
Hilda attempted this record to put Nigerian cuisine on the map and to inspire young African women to chase their dreams.
The previous record of 87 hours 45 minutes was set by Lata Tondon (India) in 2019.
Credit: Facebook | Guinness World Records