105 Year Old Frenchman Sets New World Record

Ngebray.com- Robert Marchand sets new world record in his age category-105 and up-by bicycling 22,547 kilometers or about 14 miles in one hour time-trial. That’s 92 laps around the velodrome track to take the top spot for furthest distance cycled in one hour for riders over 105 year-old. The French cyclist set the record in Montigny-le-Bretonneux on Wednesday. “When you are old like this, you must never stop for too long. If you stop for too long you just won’t be able to get going again. So every morning you need to do something-maybe four or five kilometers. You must always train your muscles because if you don’t, they will also become lazy.”

Picture from cbc.ca

Picture from cbc.ca

This wasn’t the centenarian’s best ride. Three years ago Marchand topped his own record riding 16 miles in one hour. Consider this as inspiration for the next spin class.