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105-year-old man sets record by cycling more than 14 miles in an hour

Frenchman Robert Marchand, who previously broke record in over-100s category, sets time in new over-105s class

A 105-year-old man has made history by cycling more than 14 miles round a track in an hour.

Robert Marchand set the first hour record in the over-100s category in 2012, then beat it himself two years later at the age of 102, when he covered more than 16 miles. While his distance in Wednesday’s ride was not as great as those two, the new over-105s category had been specially created for him to reflect the magnitude of his feat.

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