South African awaits world braai record confirmation

Comedian Masood Boomgaard decided to do what most of his fellow compatriots were doing in South Africa the weekend after National Heritage Day – sparking up his braai (barbecue).

South African hopes to set record for world's longest braai.

South African hopes to set record for world's longest braai. Image by Jun Seita / CC BY 2.0

However his was no ordinary session on the barbecue as Boomgaard was hoping to break the official Guinness World Record for the longest braai marathon ever held. His attempt ended after 81 hours (the previous record was 80 hours), in which he relentlessly grilled 1000 hot dogs, 558 burgers, 526 pieces of boerewors, 200 pieces of corn and 104 pieces of chicken. Guinness is currently reviewing the video before confirming if Boomgaard’s record is valid. Read more: news24.com

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