Date
25 September 2017
The challenger gets ready to nip out the train door. He will arrive by foot at the next station but the heroic effort is a wee bit short. Photo: Youtube
The challenger gets ready to nip out the train door. He will arrive by foot at the next station but the heroic effort is a wee bit short. Photo: Youtube

HK man ends up breathless and winless in train challenge

Is it possible to beat a subway train by running between stops?

A man in London did it last week but a Hong Kong man who tried to replicate the feat ended up breathless and winless, Sky Post reported Tuesday.

A YouTube video captured the Hong Kong attempt and quickly got 34,000 hits and more than 100 comments.

The clip shows a man trying to beat the subway train by running 450 meters between stations — Mong Kok and Prince Edward.

He gets off the train in Mong Kok and begins to run like hell to the Prince Edward Station to catch the same train. Someone aboard times the effort on a smartphone. 

After doubling down on stairs, jumping over turnstiles and whisking past pedestrians in the streets, he arrives on the Prince Edward platform in one minute and 50 seconds.

Too bad the train doors have closed.

By contrast, it took London man James Heptonstall, who plays for England’s touch rugby team, a little more than a quarter-mile after he got off at the Mansion House stop on the Circle Line to successfully get on the same train at the Cannon Street station before the doors closed.

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