Matt Ferrisi and Chris Solarz are well on their way on a bold attempt to break the “Book of World Records shortest time title of the NYC Subway Challenge” currently held by Bill Amarosa, Michael Boyle, Brian Brockmeyer, Stefan Karpinski, Jason Laska and Andrew Weir.
Matt and Chris left Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue station at 1:30pm today, Thursday. They have 468 stations to cover in 22 hours to break the record. Their Destination stop is Rockaway Parkway Canarsie station in Brooklyn at 11:30am Friday.
“The pair say they have spent six months developing software to analyze trillions of possible combinations of routes through all 468 stations at every minute of the day.”–abc7online
The group of six who are current holders of the record since 2006 started their planning back in high school (10 years before their challenge).
“The inspiration for this record attempt began over ten years ago, when the six team members – “Bill Amarosa, Michael Boyle, Brian Brockmeyer, Stefan Karpinski, Jason Laska and Andrew Weir – were classmates at Regis High School in New York City.”–2006 Rapid Transit Challenge
” Start: Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 3:43:06 PM ET at the Rockaway Park station in Queens
Finish: Friday, December 29, 2006 at 4:37:09 PM ET at the 241 Street station in The Bronx
New Record Time: 24 hours, 54 minutes, 3 seconds
Shattered Old Record by: 1 hour, 27 minutes, 5 seconds – previous record: 26:21:08
Time for Guinness to confirm our record: 151 days – Guinness received our documentation on February 1, 2007 and our record was not certified until July 2, 2007 “–Rapid Transit Challenge
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