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A lot of New Yorkers love to complain about the city’s subway system, but with 468 stations and 656 miles of track, New York City actually has one of the most extensive and navigable systems in the world. Not many would believe that they could ever visit every single stop on every single line.
But Matthew Ahn has accomplished just that, in record time. He recently set a world record for traveling to all New York City Subway stations in 21 hours, 49 minutes and 35 seconds. This feat was certified by Guinness World Records in January 2015. The previous record was 22 hours, 26 minutes and 2 seconds and was set only two years earlier.
Ahn celebrated the completion of this record-breaking journey by “eating an incredible amount of food at a diner, and then heading home.”
Established in 1955, Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement. The annual Guinness World Records book is the best-selling copyrighted title of all time. It is also one of the world’s best known brands, with 98 percent prompted recall in English speaking world.