Longer lives posing new challenges

Nonetheless, our life expectancy continues to increase. Yes, life expectancy for people born in 1900 was under 50 years of age. Thanks to advances in medicine and public health, that rose to 68 by 1950. Today, life expectancy is 76 for men and 81 for
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January 31, 2014

At 102 Years old, Robert Marchand has cycled into the record books by covering almost 27 kilometres (approx 16.7 miles) in one hour.  This has enabled this fit and active retired firefighter to maintain his crown in the over 100’s category.  He also holds the over 100’s record for 100 kilometres (62 miles).

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