French cyclist Robert Marchand recently rode his bicycle 62 miles in 4 hours, 17 minutes and 27 seconds. Not bad for a man who is 100 years old!
No record for his age group at this distance had existed previously, but the international governing body for cycling will recognize Marchand’s feat.
This gives us all something to strive for, doesn’t it? Seriously, I hope if I make it to 100 that I can just remember what a bicycle is!
The president of Marchand’s cycling club, Gerard Mistler, says that he is an inspiration—“He’s an example for humanity; he gives people hope.”
By staying faithful in our old age, we can give hope and inspiration to those who are coming along behind us on the road of life.
“…Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.”—Revelation 2:10.