The French cyclist Robert Marchand is now in the Guinness World Records Book


He already holds the record for those aged over 100 when he registered 26.927km in 2012. Marchand, born in 1911,  was a firefighter in Paris in the 1930s. After World War II and after being a prisoner he moved to Venezuela and then in the 1950s to Canada. Aged 35 he finished seventh in the Grand Prix des Nations in 1946. The 105 years old centenarian declared: “I could had made better, if I had seen the record card, otherwise I would have pedaled slightly faster.” He also added: “I’m not in such good shape as I was a couple of years back.” Marchand was preoccupied all the time to have a life style. “I am not here to be champion. I am here to prove that at 105 years old you can still ride a bike,” he said now. During his life he also competed in gymnastics at national level and has been a boxer.


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