Hundred-year-old Cyclist Rides 100 km

French cyclist Robert Marchand has ridden 100 kilometers (62 miles) in 4 hours, 17 minutes and 27 seconds.

Doesn’t sound fast? Consider this: Marchand is 100 years old.

   Setting off on his Trek racing bike around noon at a track in Lyon, Marchand covered the distance at an average pace of 23.3 kph (14.5 mph) – not far off the 24.251 kph pace he kept up to set the world hour record for his age group in Switzerland last February.…”

3 Responses to Hundred-year-old Cyclist Rides 100 km

  1. coolsisters says:

    So 50 is truly middle age. Sweet.

  2. bayrider says:

    Those French, again!

  3. John Kaay says:

    Man! It takes me a week to ride 62 miles. My average speed is about 9mph. Maybe I'll be faster in another 37 years, when I reach a hundred!
    Much admiration!

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