105 Years Old Cyclist Robert Marchand Sets New Distance Record

January 4, 2017, 10:20 pm

He might be 105 years old but there's just no stopping Frenchman Robert Marchand in his pursuit of new cycling records.

The centenarian cyclist, who became vegetarian a month ago, pedaled 22.547 kilometers (14 miles) in 60 minutes at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines velodrome outside Paris Wednesday.

 

His distance fell short of the 26.927 kilometers (16.73 miles) he managed in 2014, but is still a new record in the 105-and-above category.

"I didn't see the sign for the last 10 minutes, otherwise I could have gone faster," Marchand told BFMTV.

Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins holds the outright mile record with a distance of 54.526km (33.88 miles).

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