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

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 -

Location

Tete d’Or (Georges Prévéral) Velodrome Lyon
France
45° 46' 56.154" N, 4° 51' 20.2644" E
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Glasgow Scotland UK 2014 Games Bring Inline Skating and Cycling Velodrome

As part of the Commonwealth Games in 2014, Glasgow, Scotland, UK will be getting an indoor cycling velodrome which will also house an "inline skating facility." I wondered if that might be a banked track within the velodrome like they have in Florida and Colorado (outdoor tracks, both), or if it will be just some area to skate in while cyclists fly by on a wooden track. That's not so bad! I wondered if there's any chance inline skating will be included as a demonstration sport, but the list of sports, while including netball, fails to include skating as far as I could tell.

Locations

Brian Piccolo Park Velodrome
9501 Sheridan Street
Cooper City, Florida 33024
United States
26° 2' 6.2016" N, 80° 16' 8.5116" W
Celtic FC
18 Kerrydale Street
Glasgow, Glasgow G42 9BA
United Kingdom
55° 50' 58.8696" N, 4° 12' 20.8404" W
7-11 Olympic Velodrome Park
250 S Union Blvd
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910-3138
United States
38° 49' 45.2928" N, 104° 47' 44.88" W
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