- The Guinness World Records has verified Hilda Baci as the new record holder for the longest cooking marathon
- In a statement published on Tuesday, June 13, the body said it had verified the 100-hour cooking evidence submitted by Hilda
- Hilda, who is from Akwa Ibom state, has effectively taken the record from Lata Tondon, who cooked for 87 hours and 45 minutes
Nigeria’s Hilda Baci is the new record holder for the longest cooking marathon, having cooked for 93 hours and 11 minutes.
This much is contained in a statement released Tuesday, June 13, by the Guinness World Records.
Hilda did her cooking challenge in May and later submitted evidence of 100 hours of cooking to the Guinness World Records.
There was a miscalculation in Hilda’s resting time
However, the world records body said it could not award Hilda 100 hours because there was a miscalculation in her resting time.
The body said the miscalculation of the five minutes resting time officially allowed reduced Hilda’s submitted record of 100 hours to 93 hours and 11 minutes.
The record body wrote on its website:
“Following a thorough review of all the evidence, Guinness World Records can now confirm that Hilda Effiong Bassey, better known as Hilda Baci, has officially broken the record for the longest cooking marathon (individual), with a time of 93 hours 11 minutes.”
See a video posted by GWR below:
After reviewing all the footage, we're delighted to announce that Hilda Baci is the new record holder for the longest cooking marathon (individual) 💫
Watch the video to find out the official time we've awarded Hilda and read the full explanation below 👇 pic.twitter.com/bf352ndxWO
— Guinness World Records (@GWR) June 13, 2023
Twitter users react as Hilda Baci is declared record holder for longest cooking marathon
Congratulatory messages have been pouring in for the chef from her fellow countrymen. Check out some of the comments below:
“Una nearly cause fight for our streets with the delay. Nevertheless, big congratulations to our tenacious Hilda Baci.”
“Congratulations to Hilda for winning. When I said she will win and not the other person doing prankathon, they came for me. They thought Guiness book of records is INEC. You turn off gas to pick beans and write your physics assignment and you want to win?”