SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France: A one hundred and five-12 months-old French bike owner set a new one-hour record for his age Wednesday — despite the fact that Robert Marchand used to be already in a class all of his personal.
Marchand pedalled for 22.547 kilometres (14.01 miles) within the national velodrome in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines west of Paris to the cheers of hundreds of spectators — and when he had finished he said he could have long gone faster.
“I didn´t see the sign pronouncing there have been 10 minutes to go, in any other case i might have accelerated,” the wiry champion told a scrum of reporters who surrounded him afterwards.
Marchand dismounted and despite the fact that his tutor put his arm around him, he walked off the monitor without difficulty.
When a reporter requested if he was going to do any other lap, he said emphatically: “No!”
“i feel emotional — and that i´m even asking myself if all this is real!” said Marchand, who was once born in 1911, three years before World struggle i began.
Age is slowing him although — three years ago he managed to ride 26.927 km in one hour, a record for any person aged over one hundred.
there’s no recognized mark for any person of one zero five, so Marchand actually blazed a path on Wednesday.
the previous national gymnastics champion, boxer and firefighter attributes his enduring fitness to a nutritious diet — and loads of exercise.
“I´ve completed sport all my lifestyles, eaten a lot of fruit and vegetables, no longer too much coffee,” he stated prior to the report attempt.
“I do between 10 and 20 kilometres a day (biking), however I don´t educate out of doors. I´m afraid I may catch flu!”