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Hundred-year-old Cyclist Rides 100 km

"LYON, FRANCE (AP) 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.…" http://shltr.net/100yr100k

3 comments:

coolsisters said...

So 50 is truly middle age. Sweet.

bayrider said...

Those French, again!

John Kaay said...

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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