09 September 2016

When are you too old to do sports?

When are you too old to do sports? A group of French scientists have recently analysed the performances of some of the world’s most sprightly centenarians when it comes to swimming, athletics and cycling, comparing their performances to those of current world record holders. They identified Robert Marchand as the fittest of them all. The 104-year-old cyclist covered 26.93 kilometres in an hour, which is only 50.6 per cent slower than Bradley Wiggins’s record of 54.53 km. Monsieur Marchand should be an inspiration to the rest of us.



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