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105-Year-Old Frenchman Robert Marchand Sets 1-Hour World Record

by pedalmag.com

January 04, 2017 (Paris, France) – Robert Marchand, a 105-year-old Frenchman, has set a new cycling world record in his category, riding 22.547km (16 miles) in one hour reports AP in CBC.ca. He accomplished this feat at the Vélodrome National in St-Quentin en Yvelines on January 4.

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His many fans were shouting “Robert, Robert!” as he pedaled his way around the oval; Marchand apologized to his fans for not seeing the “10 minutes left” sign and thus not accelerating for a better time. By comparison, the overall (all ages combined) world record for one hour is 54.526km, set by British rider Bradley Wiggins in 2015.

Read more at CBC.ca here.

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