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It’s official! Hilda Effiong Bassey is the new world record holder for the longest cooking marathon.

Hilda’s cookathon lasted a staggering four days in May. Almost a month later, the Guinness World Record committee recently announced that it has reviewed the footage.

An adjudicator announced the official record details on Twitter:

“I can now announce that with a time of 93 hours and 11 minutes, Hilda Baci is the new holder for the Guinness World Record title of the longest cooking marathon.”

Hilda, known on social media as Hilda Baci, cooked in a makeshift kitchen from 11 to 15 May. During this time she almost produced 100 pots of food.

Hilda told CNN that she was very excited about the announcement of the record-breaking feat.

“When I found out, I cried, prayed and screamed. Then I called my mum and we cried some more. I am so happy. Everything and all the hard work was worth it. I said I wanted to be a record holder and now I am.”

Hilda dedicated her win to her team.

“This is for all my team members and for all the hard work.”

CNN reports that the longest cookathon title was previously held by Indian chef Lata Tondon who cooked for 87 hours and 45 minutes in 2019.

Image credit: Daily Post Nigeria

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