MBTA Riders Set ‘MBTA Speed Challenge’ World Record

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Alex Cox
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Dominic DiLuzio
Dominic shared this photo once the two boarded their first train at Alewife.
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Dominic DiLuzio
Unfortunately Dominic forgot a pen so he could keep track, luckily a stranger at Alewife Station offered him theirs.
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Alex Cox
The two arrived at Alewife station at 4:47 a.m.
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Alex Cox
And they're off!
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Alex Cox
Alex gave a quick Twitter shout out to the Hubway bikes that got them to Alewife station.
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Dominic DiLuzio
They made it from Alewife to Braintree in 50 minutes.
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Alex Cox
At 6:15 a.m. they made it to the Braintree MBTA station.
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Dominic DiLuzio
Crossing the Charles River.
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Dominic DiLuzio
And of course had time to grab a quick breakfast.
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Dominic DiLuzio
And then Dominic found his pens...
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Dominic DiLuzio
The Boston Globe was the first to report on Dominc and Alex's story.
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Alex Cox
By 6:57 a.m. they had arrived at Ashmont. They finished the Red Line in 90 minutes.
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Dominic DiLuzio
They arrived at JFK/UMass to finish the final leg of the Red Line.
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Dominic DiLuzio
And finished the Red Line in 1 hour and 45 minutes.
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Alex Cox
Once they finished the Red Line, they got on the Mattapan trolley.
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Alex Cox
They hopped on the bus at 7:14 a.m.
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Alex Cox
The two boarded the Orange Line at Forest Hills at 7:34 a.m.
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Dominic DiLuzio
Next up, the Green Line.
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Dominic DiLuzio
Dominic even remembered to wear his MBTA socks.
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Dominic DiLuzio
And packed numerous portable iPhone chargers.
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Alex Cox
At 8:05 a.m. they made it to the B line, the 2nd longest single segment of the trip.
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Alex Cox
Luckily the ride was very smooth over the new Green Line rails on the Comm Ave Bridge.
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Alex Cox
At 8:38 a.m. they made it to to Boston College.
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Alex Cox
And by 9:05 a.m. they were on the C line passing down Beacon Street in Brookline.
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Alex Cox
They hopped on the D line at 9:38 a.m. after they finished the B and C lines.
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Alex Cox
At 10 a.m. they made it to Riverside.
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Dominic DiLuzio
A quick update from the end of the Green Line.
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Dominic DiLuzio
And a look into the organization of the world record.
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Alex Cox
The next stop was getting on the E line at Heath Street and riding all the way to Lechmere.
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Alex Cox
By 10:50 a.m. the two had finished the Red Line, THe Green Line's B, C, and D lines, half of the Orange Line, and were on their way to Lechmere.
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Dominic DiLuzio
Completed the entire Green Line!
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Alex Cox
The train the two tried to board was taken out of service at Government Center but only caused a slight delay.
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Alex Cox
By 11:18 a.m. they had made it to Lechmere and completed the entire Green Line.
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Alex Cox
It took just under 3 hours and 15 minutes to hit every station.
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Alex Cox
Alex and Dominic went back on the Orange Line, bound for Oak Grove.
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Alex Cox
At 11:55 a.m. the two had finished the Orange Line.
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Alex Cox
The two arrived at State, just have to loop around Bowdoin then they're heading to the final station, Wonderland.
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Alex Cox
At 12:32 the two boarded their last train to Wonderland.
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Dominic DiLuzio
Almost there, just four stops to go!
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Alex Cox
They did it!!
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Alex Cox
Alex and Dominic finished the challenge in 7 hours, 29 minutes, and 46 seconds.
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Dominic DiLuzio
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