Guinness World Records Says as Alan Fisher Dethrones Hilda Baci: "Records Can Be Broken At any Time"

Guinness World Records Says as Alan Fisher Dethrones Hilda Baci: "Records Can Be Broken At any Time"

  • Less than a year after Nigerian chef Hilda Baci broke the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon, Alan Fisher from Ireland dethroned her
  • The Guinness World Record has clarified that records could be broken at any time, and it is not true that a year must not pass first
  • Fisher cooked for 119 hours 57 minutes in his restaurant in Japan, effectively surpassing Hilda's 93 hours and 11 minutes

The Guinness World Records says it is untrue, the belief that a year must pass before others can attempt to break an existing record.

This is coming after the record body announced Irish chef Alan Fisher as the new world record holder for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.

Alan Fisher and Hilda Baci.
Fisher cooked for 119 hours and 57 minutes. Photo credit: Instagram/Hilda Baci and GWR.
Source: UGC

After the announcement on Twitter, a netizen asked if a year was not supposed to pass before another chef would make an attempt on Hilda's record.

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Records can be broken anytime

To answer the question, the world record body dismissed the notion as untrue and said an existing record could be broken at any time.

GWR said:

"That was just a rumour, records can be broken anytime! The record body further says Alan Fisher who owns a restaurant in Japan cooked for 119 hours 57 minutes which is longer than Hilda's 97 hours and 11 minutes.

See the tweet below:

Announcing the new record holder, GWR said:

"Alan Fisher (Ireland), an owner and chef of a restaurant in Japan, has broken two cooking-related Guinness World Records titles. First up, he's claimed the longest cooking marathon (individual) after clocking in a time of 119 hours 57 minutes. That is more than 24 hours longer than the previous record held by Nigerian chef Hilda Baci."

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Netizens react as GWR says records are eligible to be broken anytime

@demithacreator said:

"Una don enter am today. I know my people."

@kcnaija said:

"Wow, so someone made that up, and we all too it as the actual rules. Never believe anything you see on social media without double-checking."

"Chef Dammy did not apply before attempting to break cooking record": Guinness World Records says

Meanwhile, reported how Chef Damilola Adeparusi did not apply to the Guinness World Records before embarking on her cookathon.

This information was contained in a reply sent to's sister project,, by the record body after an enquiry regarding the Ekiti cookathon.

There had been so much confusion regarding the cookathon, with some Nigerians asking if she followed the right steps.

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