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French cyclist Robert Marchand set a world record in a category created just to accommodate him -- for those who are at least 105 years old.

Marchand logged more than 14 miles during his one-hour bicycle ride Wednesday at a velodrome near Paris.

For perspective, Marchand had set the record a few years ago in the over-100 age category with 16.7 miles in one hour. The world record regardless of age is 33.88 miles in an hour, which British rider Bradley Wiggins set in 2015.

"I did not see the sign warning me I had 10 minutes left," Marchand said. "Otherwise I would have gone faster, I would have posted a better time."

According to the Associated Press, Marchand is a former firefighter who also spent time working as a lumberjack in Canada. He is 5-foot and 115 pounds.

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