This cyclist is still going strong at age 106. Robert Marchand holds the over-100 world record for pedaling 16 miles of cycling track in one hour. He recently announced his retirement, but not before riding 2 ½ more miles in Paris, surrounded by fans and fellow cyclists.
He explained, “Even when you’re over 100 years old, you can do something well — with [my trainer’s] help!”
In his 106 years, Marchand has lived life to the fullest in ways that very few people can say they have. As a young man, he was a prisoner of war during WWII, according to the BBC. In addition to being a professional cyclist he’s also worked as a firefighter, lumberjack, cab driver and wine dealer. In terms of his secret to a long, happy life, Marchand advises to eats lots of fruits and veggies, skimp on meat and coffee, and to hop on a stationary bike at home for at least an hour like he does. He’s definitely living proof that you’re never too old to live a happy, vital life and do the things you enjoy doing. So if you’ve been wanting to try and new sport or hobby, or are feeling like you’re getting too old to enjoy the things you once did, let Marchand and his bike be an inspiration.