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Centenarian Completes Metric Century, Sets Record on Velodrome, 300 Laps, 14.4 Miles per Hour Average

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Well just in case we needed to be inspired (or depressed?), a guy over 100 years old skated his age in km at a velodrome in Lyon, France in just over four hours and seventeen minutes. This is good stuff! This is good news for a rainy afternoon with no outdoor skating likely on this day, with a2a.net 87 miles of skating less than 9 days away. I'll be slower than the oldest people out there, I'm sure! Some of those dudes are fast! But I am looking forward to it. My Forerunner 305, however, is showing signs of not wanting to be awake that long at one stretch. A fix, hopefully, is on next week's agenda. 

 

French centenarian wins 100 km cycling challenge - Chicago Tribune -


Yahoo! News (blog)

French centenarian wins 100 km cycling challenge
Chicago Tribune
French centenarian wins 100 km cycling challenge. Email · print. French centenarian Robert Marchand speaks to the media after he set a record for the fastest 100-year-old to cover 100km (62 miles) at the outdoor Tete-d'Or Velodrome track in Lyon ...
100-year-old man sets cycling recordYahoo! News (blog)
100-year-old cyclist in France rides 100 kmThe Seattle Times

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Location

Tete d’Or (Georges Prévéral) Velodrome Lyon
France
45° 46' 56.154" N, 4° 51' 20.2644" E

Comments

eebee's picture

Inspired, definitely.

Great news story! He certainly raised the bar on "You can't do that at your age!". 

roadskater's picture

They Tell Me That at the Buffet

Seriously, the jalapenos. I don't mean the jalapenos tell me that. Well, not usually. 

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