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Watch: 105-year-old breaks one-hour cycling record

Robert Marchand proves that age is just a number.
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A 105-year-old man decided to get on his bike and see how far he could go in an hour because age is just a number.

Robert Marchand set a new hour world record for the Masters 105-year-old plus category on Wednesday as he traveled 22.547 kilometers (about 14 miles) in 60 minutes at the French national velodrome in Saint Quentin.

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TIME live streamed the event in its entirety:

“I’m not here to break any record,” he told reporters afterwards. “I’m doing it to prove that at 105 years old you can still ride a bike.”

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