Stunt of the Day: Can This Guy Get Off a Train at One Metro Stop and Catch It at the Next?
Henry Grabar, January 24, 2013
There are two types of subway riders in the world. Those who wonder, during an idle moment at a station, if they could beat the train to the next stop; and those who attempt to do so.
That last group, to my knowledge, has only one member: an anonymous Frenchman. In the spirit of his compatriot Phillip Petit, he has pioneered a new field in urban athletics.
In "Man vs. Subway," this mec, a GoPro camera strapped to his head, tries to beat a westbound Paris Metro 10 train between Cluny-La Sorbonne and Odéon. To do so, though, he must not only navigate the entrances to each station, he must cross the busy Boulevard Saint-Michel....
At how many pairs of stations in the world would this kind of stunt even be worth trying? We look forward to seeing imitators.