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A rarely news come from France. Robert Marchand, a guy aged 100 tested his endurance by pedaling his bike. Marchand finished his 100KM ride nonstop. He consequently completed the distance in four hours 17 minutes 27 seconds, a superb effort for someone his age. The Frenchman had aimed to average 22.5 kilometres per hour for the distance, but instead exceeded 23 km/h (14.3 mp/h).
“I did a little better than I hoped. However, the going was tough in the last few kilometres” he said after the effort in the Lyon Velodrome, according to AFP.
Marchand started cycling in 1925 at the age of 14. Then, she left France for Canada and Venezuela. During the journey he worked as a salesman, fireman, gardener and even amateur boxer.
He returned to France and begun to cycling again in 1978 in the age 67. By age 89 Marchand he done a 600KM ride for 36 hours.
"There is no point going overboard. I want to keep cycling for some time yet"
His secret to keep his endurance to ride is simple. His advice to others is so simple: Keep moving
“Some people when they reach 80 years old, start playing cards and they stay immobile. Not me. I’ve never been able to keep still…”