It took nearly a century but Robert Marchand finally proved his former coach wrong. The 105-year-old set a world record by pedaling 14 miles in an hour. The 105-plus category was made specifically for him. The former firefighter was born in 1911. That’s one year before Titanic sank. He’s lived through two world wars before becoming a truck driver and lumberjack. It wasn’t until Robert was 68 when he took up cycling and hasn’t looked back since.