Kenyan Chef Maliha Mohammed encountered a setback in her quest to break the Guinness World Record for the longest individual cooking marathon. The chef, who initiated the challenge on November 15, reportedly experienced fatigue and fainted just after surpassing the 111-hour mark.
Despite the temporary setback, Maliha aims to cook for over 140 hours to surpass the current record of 119 hours, 57 minutes, and 16 seconds.
Previously, Alan Fisher broke the longest cooking marathon record, cooking for 119 hours and 57 minutes, surpassing the former record set by Nigerian chef Hilda Baci by over 24 hours.
In a video shared on social media, Maliha was unconscious but expressed her determination to continue the challenge despite the emergency.
“I am a conqueror and a marathon runner. Nothing is bringing us down; to the finish line, we go,” she wrote.
Maliha updated her fans on her progress, reassuring them that she was fine and ready to break the record. She thanked her physician for the checkup and declared, “I’m well now. Thanks to my physician who did a checkup, but I am back to business 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾.”
Having previously broken the Guinness world record for the longest home kitchen cooking marathon in August, Maliha is determined to achieve this new feat. In that earlier record, she cooked nonstop for 95 hours, surpassing the previous record set by American chef Rickey Lumpkin.
The Kenyan community is rallying behind Maliha in her pursuit of the new record, with celebrities like Flaqo, Lit Boy, 2Mbili, Bien, and others showing support at her cookathon.
Wishing Chef Maliha all the best in her endeavor.