While adhering to the sacred tenets of Metro ridership — no food, no drink, no urinating — Andrew Baker set out to travel the entirety of D.C.’s Metrorail system in one day.
His latest attempt took seven hours, 27 minutes and 49 seconds.
“The first question most people ask is ‘Why?’” Baker wrote in a blog post detailing the adventure. “Half of it is my love of mass transit ... The other half? Simply because it’s there.”
Baker isn’t the first person to attempt the journey. In 2001, Alan J. Sussman completed the ride, boarding at Glenmont at 8:39 a.m. and emerging from the same station at 4:27 p.m., according to a Washington Post article published in January of that year.
“I can’t believe anyone else would be so crazy,” Sussman said at the time.
Turns out, someone is. Sussman now occupies the No. 2 spot (out of two people) on Baker’s leader board.