Guinness World Records says it has not received any application from chef Damilola Adeparusi to set a new world record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.
The GWR on Tuesday confirmed that Hilda Bassey, better known as Hilda Baci, now holds the world record with a time of 93 hours 11 minutes set in May.
It also said that the graduate of sociology from Madonna University abided by the rules; one of which is that there must be at least two items being prepared or cooked at any time.
The GWR however in a response to enquiries made by reporters revealed that Adeparusi was supposed to apply so she could get the nod to attempt to break the record.
The message read,
“We have not received an application for this attempt. Applications can be made via the Guinness World Records website for our records management team to review.
“Once an application is accepted, the record claimant receives a set of detailed guidelines specific to that record category that must be adhered to.
“This also details a list of evidence that must be submitted for our team to verify the record. Guinness World Records maintains a rigorous review process to maintain the integrity of each Guinness World Records title.”
The GWR added that “there is no waiting time to attempt to break an existing record.”
Adeparusi, a student of Federal University, Oye Ekiti, began cooking on June 9 in Oye-Ekiti. She completed 120 hours on Wednesday morning.