When Chris Solarz and Matt Ferrisi set out to break the record for fastest time through the subway, they knew they would succeed as long as the MTA’s system cooperated with them. It turns out that with few major service disruptions and generally reliable schedules, the duo was able to shatter the previous record. When all was said and done, they clocked in at 22 hours and 51 minutes, a good two hours and three minutes faster than the prior record.
As the two explained to the New York Press last week, they used extensive computer modeling to program the optimal route. But potential copy-cats are going to have to do the leg work the hard way. “The route is like our secret sauce,” Solzarz said to The Daily News. “We’re keeping it to ourselves.”