We’ve seen multiple attempts at speed run’s for Zelda: Breath Of The Wild as of late but none have attempted to 100% complete the game before running to Calamity Ganon to give him what-for. French gamer, Xalikah, successfully retrieved all 900 Korok seeds, completed all shrines, snapped photo’s of everything to complete your in-game compendium and obtained all permanent items and upgrades in just a little over 49 hours. He live-streamed the affair and it can be viewed here – although I’d heavily suggest you view it in smaller viewing sessions.
Kotaku recently spoke to him and Xalikah admits that tiredness was his biggest enemy: “I had a good start on the first 24 hours. When I hit 30 hours, it was hard for me,” Xalikah said. “I felt like the run wasn’t going to end, so I decided to take a nap break.”
He now aims to 100% beat the game in under 40 hours. Better him than me; I’m 70 hours in and only 2 Devine Beasts down.