Nigerian chef Hilda Bassey, commonly known as Hilda Baci, has removed the title of world record holder for the longest cooking marathon by an individual from her bio on X.
This development comes hours after the Guinness World Record announced an Irish chef, Alan Fisher, as the latest world record holder for the title on Tuesday, November 7.
In a post on X on Tuesday evening, Hilda Baci wrote, “Just as Chef Lata respectfully acknowledged the new record holder by updating her bio and later fine-tuning the wording, I’ve adjusted mine too.
“Achieving such a record is no small feat, and I know this firsthand. I have only the greatest admiration for the hard work it took for Alan to reach such heights.
“Sportsmanship is about recognizing progress, whether the accolade is in my bio or not. I remain a record-holder in spirit and in history. Let’s celebrate achievement and the spirit of competition.
“I’m so happy to have held a record so prestigious and profound that I will forever be honored and grateful for all the love and support.”
The Guinness World Records disclosed that Fisher from Ireland cooked for 119 hours and 57 minutes at his restaurant in Japan, surpassing the previous record held by Nigerian chef Hilda Baci by over 24 hours.