Three US men set world record by visiting all 50 states in five days
A trio of travelers set a new world record with a whirlwind journey that took them to 50 states in 5 days, 13 hours, and 10 minutes.
Austin’s Peter McConville undertook the voyage with friends Pavel “Pasha” Krechetov, also from Austin, and Abdullahi Salah, from Minneapolis.
Peter McConville of Austin embarked on the trip with friends Pavel “Pasha” Krechetov, also of Austin, and Abdullahi Salah, of Minneapolis.
The men began their journey in Vermont with the goal of breaking the record of Thomas Cannon and Justin Morris, who visited the 50 states within a 5-day, 16-hour, and 20-minute time frame.
The trio began their journey in a car before flying to Alaska and Hawaii, where they finished the trip with an end time of 5 days, 13 hours, and 10 minutes.
“I can’t even describe what this experience was, not only because we were so fatigued, but we were seeing so much at the same time,” McConville said to KXAN-TV. “But being able to do it? To be honest, the best sunrise I’ve ever seen. It was unbelievable.”
Guinness World Records dropped its record category for quick trips in 1996 in order not to encourage speeding or dangerous driving but McConville and his friends are now registered as speed record-keepers by the All Fifty States Club.