Philipp Pflieger U-Bahn Race Berlin

Man Versus U-Bahn: Which Is Faster?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Public transportation, even with its gross and sticky reputation, is designed to get people moving to where they want to go. The idea is that the buses or trains can move us faster than our legs will allow, but when one adventurous Berlin runner, Philipp Pflieger, wanted to challenge the idea, he got a crew together to film his race and streamed it live on Facebook.

The challenge was to cover a 6.2 mile stretch of the Berlin streets that accounted for a 19-stop U-Bahn route moving at high speeds below. This attempt was no easy feat, even for a serious runner like Pflieger, but as he raced his way onto the train platform 32 minutes later, his goal was accomplished as he beat the train by a very narrow margin.

While the entire ordeal was broadcast live, Pflieger posted a highlight reel of the victorious run.

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Sources: Philipp Pfleger [YouTube]

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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