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A 105-year-old man has made history by
cycling more than 14 miles round a track in
Robert Marchand set the first hour record in
the over-100s category in 2012, then beat it
himself two years later at the age of 102, when
he covered more than 16 miles. While his
distance in Wednesday’s ride was not as great
as those two, the new over-105s category had
been specially created for him to reflect the
magnitude of his feat.
Cheered by hundreds of fans, the Frenchman
completed 92 laps round the velodrome at
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris.
“I did not see the sign warning me I had 10
minutes left,” said Marchand. “Otherwise I
would have gone faster, I would have posted a
better time. I’m now waiting for a rival.”
This 105 yr old bike rider is really strong o,God bless him.