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Last Post 02/03/2014 09:19 AM by Nicholas Arenella. 5 Replies.
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79pmooney

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01/31/2014 02:38 PM
http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/16245/Robert-Marchand-smashes-his-own-hour-record-at-102-years-of-age.aspx

16.7 mph (26.927 kph) for an hour.  On a track bike.  At 102 years of age.

Wow!

Gives me more reason to keep up lifting weights and getting serious about running: to keep my bones strong enough that I can stay on the bike another 20+ years.  (I don't think I have the genes to match this guy for longevity.)

Ben
bobswire

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01/31/2014 07:17 PM
This guy is my inspiration http://vimeo.com/14568625 
Same guy 3 years later http://vimeo.com/57414736
longslowdistance

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02/02/2014 11:57 PM
His ride made the Daily Beast. Not quite a featured story on Sports Center but still counts as showing up on the US radar:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2014/02/01/102-year-old-sets-world-record.html
bobswire

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02/03/2014 08:37 AM
I'm betting he is on more MEDs than LA took his whole career. I'm not belittling his accomplishment just a fact if life at a certain age and wonder if he got tested with the same vigor and rules applied to other cyclists and disciplines?
Dale

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02/03/2014 09:15 AM
This just in…. he is being investigated for using Geratol
Nick A

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02/03/2014 09:19 AM
Way cool. And lets me know to not feel so bad, that my bars keep rising as I age. LOL.

Nick
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