HEALTH

A 105-year-old man has made history by cycling more than 14 miles round a track in an hour.

He is a French-man named Robert Marchand, whose first record-breaking win was in the over-100s category, in Cycling, in 2012.

And in 2014, at age 102, Robert broke his own record when he covered more than 16 miles.

Therefore, the new over-105s category was specially created for him to reflect the magnitude of his feat.

Commenting on Robert’s Wednesday performance, compared to his previous performances, his Physiologist, Veronique Billat, in a statement to the Associated Press, said Robert “…could have been faster but he made a big mistake. He has stopped eating meat over the past month after being shocked by recent reports on how animals are subjected to cruel treatment.”

Robert himself said, “I did not see the sign warning me I had 10 minutes left, otherwise I would have gone faster, I would have posted a better time. I’m now waiting for a rival.”

Mr. Marchand also said, “I am not here to be champion. I am here to prove that at 105 years old you can still ride a bike”

Robert was 68 when he began his series of cycling feats.

He was born on 26th November, 1911.

He puts his fitness down to diet – lots of fruit and vegetables, a little meat, not too much coffee – and an hour a day on the cycling home-trainer.

Here are the pictures:

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