Man On Tricycle Wins Race Against N.Y. Bus Manhattan's 42nd Street crosstown bus is notoriously slow, and one New Yorker has proved just how slow — by racing the bus for one mile while riding a child's tricycle. Comedian Mark Malkoff pulled alongside the bus at 10th Avenue. The bus jumped out to a lead, but Malkoff chased it down and pedaled to an easy win at Madison Avenue, beating the bus by 2 minutes and 38 seconds.
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Man On Tricycle Wins Race Against N.Y. Bus

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Manhattan's 42nd Street crosstown bus is notoriously slow, and one New Yorker has proved just how slow — by racing the bus for one mile while riding a child's tricycle. Comedian Mark Malkoff pulled alongside the bus at 10th Avenue. The bus jumped out to a lead, but Malkoff chased it down and pedaled to an easy win at Madison Avenue, beating the bus by 2 minutes and 38 seconds.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Manhattan's 42nd Street cross-town bus is notoriously slow. One New Yorker has now proved how slow by racing the bus for one mile while riding a child's tricycle. Comedian Mark Malkoff pulled alongside the bus at 10th Avenue. The bus jumped out to a lead, but Malkoff chased it down and pedaled his way to an easy win across town at Madison Avenue, beating the bus by two minutes, 38 seconds. And he obeyed all traffic laws.

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