105 AGED CYCLIST SETS UP A NEW RECORD
By Kiyimba Bruno
Robert Marchand has clocked up 105 years and now a new record for the furthest distance cycled in an hourr.
This gentleman is a French cyclist who managed 22.547km (14 miles) at the national velodrome, taking the top spot in a new category – for riders over 105.
Mr Marchand already holds the record for those aged over 100 – 26.927km – set in 2012.
He “could have done better”, he says, but missed a sign showing 10 minutes to go.
“My legs didn’t hurt,” he told BFMTV. “My arms hurt but that’s because of rheumatism.”
To be fair, he had admitted before the event at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines velodrome near Paris that breaking his previous hour record would be tough.
“I’m not in such good shape as I was a couple of years back,” he told AFP news agency.