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    Michael Phelps' Record Broken

    From The Week:
    "A 10-year-old swim star knocked Michael Phelps from the record book this week. Clark Kent Apuada--nicknamed Superman by his friends--finished the 100-meter butterfly at a swim meet in Moraga, Calif., in 1:09.38. That's more than a second faster than the 10-and-under record helps set at the same event in 1995. The time went unchallenged for more than two decades, and Phelps went on to win 28 Olympic medals. Apuada, who also won gold in events including the 200 individual medley and the 100 backstroke, said beating Phelps' record had been a dream "since I was 7."

    Here's a CBS News story on this cute kid:
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    That's a neat story, no doubt! The name definitely helps him out.

    On the level of absurd times, the National Age Group Record for 10&U boys 100 fly LCM is over three seconds faster at a 1:05.98 (Andrew Rogers).
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    Re: Michael Phelps' Record Broken

    Quote Originally Posted by gdanner View Post
    That's a neat story, no doubt! The name definitely helps him out.

    On the level of absurd times, the National Age Group Record for 10&U boys 100 fly LCM is over three seconds faster at a 1:05.98 (Andrew Rogers).
    Wow, that is absurd!

    Clark (above) seems like a neat kit with a level head. Hopefully, his parents don't model themselves after Michael Andrews dad! I also hope we'll see him in the Olympics breaking Phelps' records someday!
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    Re: Michael Phelps' Record Broken

    I thought I would see a cape on the kid!!

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    Re: Michael Phelps' Record Broken

    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    I thought I would see a cape on the kid!!
    too much drag

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    The guy is amazing. How much you have to go to achieve such effects.

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