According to reports, well-known Nigerian chef Tope Maggie, who set out to break the record for the longest cooking marathon, has been disqualified.


Unverified rumours circulating on social media claim that Chef Tope was not granted permission by Guinness World Records to start his cookathon.


How to Apply for a Guinness World Record: A Step-by-Step Guide

To begin your quest for a Guinness World Record, register on the official website. Navigate to the registration page and fill out the required fields. An email with an activation link will be sent to you after your registration is approved.


Get Your Account Activated:


When you click the activation link in the email, the Guinness World Records website will take you to your dashboard, which is unique to you.

You may manage all of your record attempts from this dashboard.


Request a Record:

Find the green "Apply for a Record" button on your dashboard. By clicking this button, you may start the application process and explore a world of opportunities to break records and set new ones.

Request a Record:

Find the green "Apply for a Record" button on your dashboard. By clicking this button, you may start the application process and explore a world of opportunities to break records and set new ones.


Search for Your Desired Record:

If you have a specific record in mind, use the search function to locate it within the Guinness World Records database.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button associated with the record you wish to pursue. If the record isn’t available, you have the option to propose a new one.


Complete the Application Form:


Carefully fill out the application form with accurate and detailed information about your record attempt.


This step is crucial, as it helps Guinness World Records understand the nature of your challenge and ensures a smooth review process.


Submission of Standard Application:

After completing the application form, submit it for review by Guinness World Records’ dedicated Records Management Team.


If your attempt involves an existing title, or if your proposed new title is deemed acceptable, you’ll gain access to the Record Guidelines and the Guide to Your Evidence.


Understanding the Guidelines:

The Record Guidelines detail the specific requirements and conditions for your record attempt.


Familiarize yourself with these guidelines to ensure your record-breaking endeavour aligns with Guinness World Records standards.


Prepare Your Evidence:


The Guide to Your Evidence outlines the documentation you need to submit for Guinness World Records to assess the outcome of your attempt.


Printable templates of required documents will also be provided. Visit the ‘How to collect and submit evidence’ section for a comprehensive understanding of what is needed.


Online Evidence Submission:


All evidence must be submitted online through your Guinness World Records account. Avoid sending any physical evidence by post, as the organization accepts all file types through its online platform.


Record Verification:


Once you’ve uploaded your evidence, the expert Records Management Team at Guinness World Records will assess its validity.


If your attempt is verified as successful, you will be eligible to receive a complimentary Official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Record-Holder Certificate, officially confirming your record-holder status.


Unfortunately, Chef Toppe didn’t follow any of the above regulations – Making him automatically disqualified.


Guinness World Record Cookathon

The longest cooking marathon (individual) is 119 hr 57 min 16 sec and was achieved by Alan Fisher (Ireland) in Matsue, Shimane, Japan, from 28 September to 3 October 2023.


Alan is the owner and chef of an Irish restaurant in Matsue, Shimane, Japan. He attempted this record to share Irish food and culture.


Alan had just completed over 47 hours of baking for the ‘Longest Baking Marathon (individual)’ record attempt one day before starting the record attempt for the ‘Longest Cooking Marathon (individual)’.


He only took 31 hours of break between these two record attempts.