On Thursday the 23rd of August 2012 BraaiBoy (Gareth Daniell) started braai-ing at about 9:20 AM. Eventually @TheAnkePanke and me joined him at Supersport Park at 5 PM and he was still going strong.
BraaiBoy had one braai going with meat on it and another braai next to it prepping for his next round of meat. Quite impressive if you ask me. When we finally left Supersport at 11 PM he had already braai-ed for over 13 hours non-stop. In case you were wondering, he was only allowed one break every 12 hours. He also had a medical team checking his health every few hours.
Eventually he broke the existing Guinness World Record for the Longest Continuous braai when he crossed the 32 hour mark on Friday. Twitter was abuzz with tweets about #BraaiBoyGWR the whole weekend. BraaiBoy’s attempt was live tweeted via @BraaiBoy, @watkykjy and @BaasDeBeer mostly.
BraaiBoy had a lot of support from his fans and friends. I constantly saw tweets from people who visited him at Supersport Park over the weekend. The support was just amazing. I don’t think I’ve seen something like it before.
BraaiBoy’s aim was to braai for 60 hours. He crossed that mark around 10 PM on Saturday. Eventually he called it quits around midnight Saturday after he braai-ed for 62 hours 6 minutes and 16 seconds. Pretty friggin’ insane if you ask me!
An official from Ireland (representing Guinness) was present and confirmed that he had not broken any rules and did indeed break the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous braai! The photo on the top right of BraaiBoy and the official was taken by Hannie Du Plessis from Fisheye Photography.
This is the photo that @BaasDeBeer tweeted when BraaiBoy stopped braai-ing, note the time on the counter
This is the video clip of BraaiBoy getting recognition for his Guinness World Record:
I want to take this time to congratulate BraaiBoy on achieving his Guinness World’s Record for longest continuous braai. If I were wearing a hat I’d take it off for him right now. This is just proof that that BraaiBoy is a true South African legend and more Proof that BraaiBoy is a TRUE Superhero. Braai-ing for 62 hours non-stop is not for sissys. Respect dude.
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