Ealing Tube 'Geek' Enters World Records

Fastest time to get round all London tube stations

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Geoff Marshall and Anthony Smith at the end of their Tube World Record


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An Ealing man has broken the record for visiting all 270 London tube stations in the shortest time.

Video producer, Geoff Marshall, 41 from Ealing Common, and his friend Anthony Smith, 28, completed the record in 16 hours, 20 minutes and 27 seconds.

It is the second time Mr Marshall has held the record, after a total of 25 attempts.

Mr Marshall - a self-confessed “Tube geek”, has previously created an app, 'Station Master', which tells users what carriage to get in for the easiest exit as well as which is closest to the escalator

He's a Gunnersbury parkrun regular who says he started attending the Saturday morning runs to help train for the tube challenge.

Guinness World Records confirmed that the pair had beaten the previous record of 16 hours, 29 minutes and 13 seconds, held by Andy James and Steve Wilson from May 2011.

The freelancer said the two had only beaten their previous times as there had been no problems on the Tube network that day.

Mr Marshall said: "Something always broke or went wrong, I love the Tube and the underground but it does break down."

The pair's attempt was completed on 16 August, but it took Guinness World Records a month to verify it. Read in full here

Geoff's next challenge will be a mass charity event 'walk the tube'. Read more here

26th September 2013

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