Watch: Man Races Train…And Wins

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By Heat Street Staff | 3:23 pm, March 15, 2017

A man has beaten a London Underground train in a race.

The fitness freak got off the District Line train at Mansion House station in London’s financial district and ran east through a series of back streets to the next stop – Canon Street – with just enough time to spare to leap onto the same carriage of the same train before it continued on its way.

The feat – including exiting one station and entering the next via automatic gates – took less than 100 seconds.

Shattered, the speed demon then fell on the train’s floor to catch his breath while amazed passengers and friends – one of whom, like the runner, recorded the event – gave him a round of applause.

Utterly pointless, maybe, but impressive nonetheless.