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102-year-old cyclist sets world record
Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/31/2014 8:38:03 PM

Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France — Age hasn´t slowed cyclist Robert Marchand. The 102-year-old Frenchman broke his own world record in the over-100s category Friday, riding 26.927 kilometers (16.7 miles) in one hour, more than 2.5 kilometers better than his previous best time in the race against the clock two years ago. By way of comparison, the current overall world record for one hour is 49.700 kilometers (30.882 miles) set by Czech Ondrej Sosenka in 2005. Marchand, a retired firefighter and logger, also holds the record for someone over the age of 100 riding 100 kilometers (62 miles).

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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 1/31/2014 9:07:12 PM     (No. 9713937)

In 47+ years I can try and break that record...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lazlototh, 1/31/2014 10:45:11 PM     (No. 9714014)

I´ll be 58 next week and I´m an avid bicycler. 17 miles an hour for an hour is a great hour for me, and I can do 60 miles in 4 hours on a really, really great day. This guy is 44 years older than me and can do that and probably more....I have nothing but envy - but the type that is borne of admiration, awe and respect. Way to go!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/31/2014 10:53:54 PM     (No. 9714025)

He´s using the Lance Armstrong Special Formula #9 s/o

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