By NBC News, Jan 5 2017
Nearly a century ago, Robert Marchand was told by a coach that he should give up cycling because he would never achieve anything on a bike.
On Wednesday, he proved that prediction wrong. The 105-year-old Frenchman, made cycling history by covering 14.08 miles in one hour on a track near Paris.
Marchand, who has a huge following in France, and was cheered on by hundreds of fans as he rode round the velodrome at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
However, he fell short of his own previous record of 16.73 miles in the over-100s category, which he set in 2014 at the age of 102 years old. Read the Full Story