105 Year-old Made A World Record By Riding Bicycle For 22.547 Km In Just One Hour

Robert Marchand also hold the record in the 100 plus age category of riding 26.927 km - set in 2012.

105 year, world record, riding bicycle, Robert Marchand, one hour, french
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Someone rightly said nothing is impossible because the word itself says 'I'm possible'! Proving the statement right, Robert Merchand made a record by riding bicycle for 22.547 kilometers (14 miles) in just one hour in the 105 and plus age category.

105 year, world record, riding bicycle, Robert Marchand, one hour, frenchSource: newsday

Robert Marchand shocked everyone with his amazing feat at such an old age. Marchand also hold the record in the 100 plus age category of riding 26.927 km - set in 2012.

Marchand, who was born on November 26, 1911, takes his fitness very seriously. His diets includes lots of fruits and vegetables, a little amount of meat and some coffee.

He has also competed in gymnastics at national level and has been a boxer.

105 year, world record, riding bicycle, Robert Marchand, one hour, frenchSource: newsday

Robert Marchand leaves in a Parisian suburb with a meager pension of about 900 euros (USD 940). He was a firefighter at the time of World War 2.

105 year, world record, riding bicycle, Robert Marchand, one hour, frenchSource: nbcnews

The current men's hour record is held by the UK's Bradley Wiggins - 54.526km - which he set in June 2015.

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Sumaiya believes in expressing her thoughts with the sword of words. This management lover handled 30 and 100 volunteers for All India Interschool Personality Contest in 2013 & 2016 respectively, by Oxford Speakers’ Academy. A chatterbox, she also hosted three shows at All India Radio. This compotator represented KKSU in the inter-university debate competition - Indradhanushya.

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