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French cyclist, 105 years old, sets world record

As reported widely in both liberal and conservative media, 105 year old Robert Marchand (born on 11/26/1911 in Amiens, France) broke his own world record by completing 92 laps in a curved indoor velodrome at an average pace of 14 mph.

The International Cycling Union created the category specifically for him as he finished 22.547 kilometers (14 miles) in one hour.

Marchand said he didn’t even see the 10-minute warning sign during the event.

“Otherwise I would have gone faster,” he told the AP. “I would have posted a better time. I’m now waiting for a rival.”

Video from Inside Edition

Marchand’s coach and friend Gerard Mistler told the AP that despite being just 5 feet tall and weighing 115 pounds, his fitness is a result of his daily cycling, diet (lots of fruit and vegetables, a little meat, and not too much coffee) and proper rest.

You can watch a 47 minute video of Robert’s historic record breaking ride below:

Video from Global News

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