Meet The Cyclist Breaking World Records At 105 Years Old
Robert Marchand cannot be stopped. The 105 year old French cyclist has set a new world record for the greatest distance cycled within one hour in the 105+ age group.
With the support of his friends, family and hundreds of fans, Robert cycled 22kms at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines race track taking the top spot in the over 105 category, which was created just for him. They were chanting his name and he received a standing ovation once he came to a stop.
But even after breaking the world record, Robert still thinks he could've performed better.
“I did not see the sign warning me I had 10 minutes left otherwise I would have gone faster, I would have posted a better time. I’m now waiting for a rival.”
Robert has previously set the same record for the over 100 age group in 2012, then two years later went on to beat it again.
Born on 26 November 1911, he says he owes his fitness to his diet which consists of an abundance of fruit and veggies, small portions of meat, a little coffee and no smoking! He spends one hour every day on the cycling machine at home because he is afraid he will catch a cold outside.
"I am not here to be champion, I am here to prove that at 105 years old you can still ride a bike," Marchand told Eurosport.
What a legend!