One of the winners, Glen Bryant, is a 26-year-old pharmacist from Emsworth, England, who had, on multiple occasions, attempted to break the record for visiting all of London’s 270 tube stops but fell short by one hour. Undeterred, Bryant gathered a posse of five friends last November and crossed the pond to tackle New York City’s subways system, which has 468 stops. (Yes, they visited stops in all the boroughs.) Bryant’s fellow teammates, Adham Fisher, Martin Hazel, Andi James, Peter Smyth, and Steve Wilson, performed tasks such as keeping logs, taking photos, and keeping one another awake. (The teammates weren't "any ol' guys," by the way. They're pros. Three of them--Andi James, Steve Wilson, and Martin Hazel--are previous Guinness record holders of "Fastest time to travel to all London Underground stations," the title that eluded Bryant. And another, Adham Fisher, has ridden the entirety of many subways systems. Check out his interview in Wanderlust travel magazine about his subway exploits HERE.)
The Brits accomplished their record-breaking venture in New York last November but were just recently informed by Guinness World Records that their entry had been reviewed and they have been declared winners. It was a long, nail-biting wait for the team.
As Winston Churchill said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going,” and that’s just what these determined Brits did! Join Anglophiles United in saying, “Three cheers for the new Guinness World Records holders!”
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