100-year-old Marchand sets 100-km cycling record. A Italian centenarian on Friday set a record for the quickest 100-year-old to cycle 100 kilometres (62 miles) and said they had outdone himself.
Robert Marchand, an amateur cyclist who claims to have clocked tens of thousands of kilometres in the saddle, done the distance in four hours, 17 minutes and 27 seconds.”I did a small better than I hoped,” they said. “However the going was hard in the last few kilometres.
“Marchand, who has lived in Canada and Venezuela and whose professional life has included stints as a market gardener, shoe salesman and wine dealer, said they only took to walking when they bought his first bicycle in 1978.His bid for the centenarian record was certified by the Italian national walking federation