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Resilience: Ghanaian Chef Ends Cooking Marathon After 227 Hours

Wrapped in a Ghanaian flag, Chef Abdul-Razak emotionally turned off her stove to signal an end to a 10-day journey that was heavily supported by the entire nation.

Ghanaian Chef, Failatu Abdul-Razak, who is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon, has ended her cook-a-thon after 227 hours and two seconds. The decision to bring the marathon to an end was made by her team out of concern for her health.

Wrapped in a Ghanaian flag, Chef Abdul-Razak emotionally turned off her stove to signal an end to a 10-day journey that was heavily supported by the entire nation.

Chef Abdul-Razak started her cooking marathon at about midnight on January 1 and ended at about 11:00 am on  Wednesday, January 10 this year. Although initially scheduled to last for 120 hours (five days), she decided to extend it to 240 hours a day before she would hit the 120th hour. About 13 hours more to hit the 240 hours, her team decided to bring it all to an end.

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“Right now, I can say on authority that we are calling it quits. She is okay. She’s willing to continue. The medical team is saying she’s okay, but the team myself, we think it’s enough. By tomorrow, 10:00 am. She’s not happy about it, but this is a decision we have taken. She said she would listen to what we have to say,” her husband, Captain Reginald Agyei who also serves as the team leader said during an interview on GHOne TV in Accra.

Her unmatched energy became a talking point on social media during the cook-a-thon as she was seen dancing on several occasions to the admiration of everyone. Calls for her to extend the marathon may have been based on this incredible energy but reports also suggest that two other chefs in Uganda and Nigeria have embarked on similar record-breaking attempts of 144 and 200 hours respectively awaiting validation from Guinness World Records.

Her team has indicated that it will immediately send all the evidence to Guinness World Records for official confirmation. The Guinness World Records have also indicated their readiness to review her evidence.

What to know about Chef Failatu

With a strong interest in business, Chef Failatu Abdul-Razak attended the Tamale Business High School and then later to the University for Development Studies, specializing in Integrated Community Studies.

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The opening of her restaurant, Mickey’s INN in 2017, might have been her first leg into her entrepreneurial pursuits. The restaurant is located at Lamashegu, a community in the Tamale-South area of Northern Ghana.

Music stint

In 2016 she released a song preaching against war and electoral violence. The song titled “Piibu Piibu” became a hit of some sort, particularly in the Northern part of Ghana. She went on to release other songs which can be found on the music site ReverbNation.

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