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This video covers it pretty well. Smiley Happy

 

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Another image of the Mirkins on their tandem recumbent trike.

 

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DH and I know two couples in their 80s who ride recumbents 30+ miles a day. They are quick witted, fleet of foot and make great company as well.

 

We don't have to slip slide away, folks. Vigorous exercise is key to a better, healthier life. Go! Smiley Happy

 

 

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These athletes prove that we can be fit at any age. Let's get to it! Smiley Happy

 

 

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Sports medicine doctor, Dr. Gabe Mirkin, identifies whom he considers the most amazing senior athlete of all time:
 
World Record 105-year-old Bicycle Racer
In my opinion, Robert Marchand is the most amazing senior athlete of all time and marathon runner Ed Whitlock is a close second.  At age 105, on January 4, 2017, Marchand rode his bicycle an incredible age-group-world-record of 14.01 miles in one hour, to a standing ovation of "Robert, Robert," while dozens of TV cameramen captured the moment.    When he was 102, he rode 16.73 miles in one hour to set the world record for men over 100.   No one over 100 had ever recorded riding that distance before him, and the record still stands.  Most 20-year-olds cannot average anywhere near his 16.7 miles per hour for one hour.  A scientific review of world records in many different sports by people over 100 calls Marchand's one-hour-track-cycling the "best sports performance ever achieved by a centenarian" (Age Ageing, Nov 3, 2016;45(5):729-733).  It is 50.6 percent of the current world record for that event for any age: 33.88 miles, set by 35-year-old Bradley Wiggins in 2015. 
 
He goes on to give recommendations for seniors:
• Vigorous exercise in later life helps to prolong lives and prevent diseases. Specifically it stabilizes plaques in arteries to help prevent heart attacks.  See  Even a 100-Year-Old Can Improve with Training
Caution: If you have plaques blocking your arteries, vigorous exercise can cause a heart attack.  Before you start an exercise program or plan to increase the intensity of your existing program, check with your doctor.
 
Of course, I follow him in no small part because he and his wife ride a tandem recumbent trike: 
 
tandem recumbent trikes.pngFrom Dr Mirkin's About Me page.

 

 

Read more: http://www.drmirkin.com/histories-and-mysteries/incredible-senior-athletes.html

 

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