Robert Marchand, age 105. Photo: NYT Well Blog

Robert Marchand, age 105. Photo: NYT Well Blog

At the ripe age of 105, Robert Marchand isn't ready to ride off into the sunset just yet. But he is definitely going to keep riding! In fact, just recently he set the world record for cycling distance in one hour for age group 105+. Although, he didn't have to beat anyone's record. He actually created the category, as no other cyclist had eve attempted such a feat. He rode a very respectable 14 miles. But when you consider the fact that he was born at the dawn of the 20th century, that's just unbelievable. But in order to achieve his record, he had a little help. Back in 2012, when he set the cycling record for 100+ age group, he drew the attention of Veronique Billat, a professor of exercise science at the University of Evry-Val d’Essonne in France. She took him to her lab, with the rest of the professional athletes, and wanted to see if she could alter his training to improve his VO2 Max (a measure of aerobic fitness level). Read the rest of article, and check out Robert's tips for success...