British Train Enthusiasts Break NYC Subway Speed Run Record

The group visited all 468 stops in less than 24 hours

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014  |  Updated 4:18 PM EDT
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British Train Enthusiasts Break NYC Subway Speed Run Record

A group of British train enthusiasts broke the world record for the fastest run through New York City’s subway system, visiting all 468 stops in less than 24 hours.

Glen Bryant, Andi James, Steve Wilson, Peter Smyth, Martin Hazel and Adham Fisher set the record in November, visiting every stop in just 22 hours, 26 minutes and 2 seconds, according to Guinness World Records.

The run was certified recently and bests the previous record -- a 22 hour, 52 minute trip by a pair of New Yorkers in 2009 -- by nearly a half an hour, the Daily Mail reports.

Bryant said he and his teammates went to New York City last year specifically to complete the run, the Mail reports. They started the journey at about 3 a.m. on Nov. 18 and finished around 1 a.m. the next day.

In order to set the record, the team had to take photos at every station once the doors of their subway car opened. They didn’t actually have to step onto the platform to set the record, but they did have to stay awake for the entire journey.

“We were up for 26 hours and if it wasn’t for my teammates, I probably would have fallen asleep,” Bryant told the Mail. “There was no celebration at the end. It was more like, ‘Can we go to bed now?’”

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