Amy Zimmer wrote about the latest attempt to break the record for riding the entire New York City subway system continuously [Metro].

The 25 hours, 11 minute record was sent in 1998 [Time for Kids] by Michael Falsetta and his friend Salvatore Babones. Michael is a senior executive at our commercial firm, Miller Cicero, LLC.

Falsetta, an executive at a real estate firm, remembers drinking just one liter of water and eating three Power Bars. Babones, a sociology professor at the University of Pittsburgh, said, “We took 10 minutes off and missed a transfer at Jamaica station so that we could use the restrooms there.”

Babones doubted their record would be broken, but his partner said they “would come out of retirement and issue a challenge” if their record fell.

I love the convenience of the NYC subway system – I use it nearly every business day. However, I don’t know if I love it enough to ride for 24 hours straight.

UPDATE:
Two Adventurers, One Subway System, and a Challenge to Break a Riding Record [NYT]
Two Commuters Try To Break Record For Traveling Entire Subway [NY1]

UPDATE 2:
The Rise and Fall of the Amateur New York Subway Riding Committee [Gricer]
Subway Challenge on MySpace
Buddies go after subway riding mark [Newsday]
Subway Record Attempt [Fox5]

UPDATE 3:
Straphangers Break Record For Fastest Subway System Record [NY1]

If the mass transit thing doesn’t work out, these guys are destined to be in public relations. They got a lot of coverage.


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