Brit in bid to set Milan metro travel record

A British world record holder will on Thursday attempt to travel through all 103 Milan metro stations in the fastest possible time in his latest underground mission. He tells The Local what made him take up such an unusual hobby.

Brit in bid to set Milan metro travel record
Adham Fisher will attempt to travel the Milan metro system in the fastest possible time. Photo: Private

Adham Fisher already holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to tour the entire New York Subway and has travelled through countless metro networks around the world from Toronto to Barcelona.

“I just wondered one day if it were possible to go to every single London underground station in a day and then I found out there was a world record for it so I decided to do it,” Fisher tells The Local.

“I’ve attempted the London Guinness World Record a few times over the years but wasn’t successful so I thought if I go to other places it will be something new and maybe good practice as well."

Now the campsite worker from Leicester, England, has his sights set on Italy, where he will attempt to travel Milan’s newly expanded metro system in the fastest possible time. Although Guinness World Records for metro travel only currently exist in New York and London, Fisher sets his own personal targets based on published times.

This isn’t his first metro mission in Milan. In 2012, he managed a time of 4 hours, 47 minutes and 52 seconds. 

But this time his challenge will also include the city’s new M5 line, which opened in March this year. 

Fisher finances all of the trips himself but hopes one day to get enough sponsorship to turn his hobby into a full-time career.

“I’m open to offers although it isn’t likely to happen. But you never know, people have stranger jobs – like a professional mermaid.” 

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