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NYC Hedge Fund Director Leads Drinking Team to Set New Guinness World Record


While many Wall Streeters flocked to the Hamptons this holiday weekend for one last fling with debauchery and sunshine, one hedge fund director lead a team of drinkers to set a potential new Guinness World Record for "Most Pubs Visited in 24 Hours by a Team."

Chris Solarz, a 33 year old director at Cliffwater, lead the team of drinkers to 200 bars in Manhattan during a ten hour time span, beating the previous world record that was set by a group in Chicago that vistied 170 bars.

Apparently, Solarz has a thing for setting records. In 2009 he set a world record for traveling all of New York City's subway system in less than 24 hours.

According to the NY Daily News, the 13 drinkers, or the members of the "Thirsty 13," made sure that each beverage was signed by the bartender and documented with a camera.

"It's a real blessing to have friends like this," Solarz told the NY Daily News. "Some people have real problems. I'm worried about getting to the next bar on time."

(Via Ny Daily News)


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