If you’re finding your pool of inspiration is seeming rather low these days, check out this article that appeared on NPR about a cyclist who was determined to not let his age get in the way of his goals. And considering his age is 105, those goals were pretty lofty! If this isn’t proof that when there’s a will, there’s a way, nothing is.
Frenchman Robert Marchand set a new world record Wednesday when he cycled 22.547 kilometers (about 14 miles) in an hour — at the age of 105.
Wearing a purple and yellow cycling suit, pink helmet and yellow glasses, Marchand completed 92 laps at the Velodrome National, an indoor track near Paris that’s used for elite cycling events. According to The Associated Press, he set a new record for the 105-plus age group and received a standing ovation from people in the crowd, who chanted “Robert, Robert” as he rolled to a stop.
Still, he said he could have done better.
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