100-year-old man sets cycling record

October 1st, 2012 in Bicycle Safety

A French centenarian became the fastest cyclist of his age on Sept. 28 when he covered 100 km (62 miles) at an average speed of just over 23 km/h [14.48 mi/h].

French centenarian Robert Marchand reacts after he set a record for the fastest 100-year-old to cover 100 km (62 miles) at the outdoor Tete-d’Or Velodrome track in Lyon September 28, 2012. Marchand, who turns 101 on November 26, has been training every day for months in hopes of crossing the finish line in less than five hours. Marchand cycled 100km in 4 hours 17 minutes and 27 seconds with an average speed of 23.305 km per hour.

Source: Reuters, Robert Pratta (via Yahoo! News: news.yahoo.com) – Friday, September 28, 2012