It would take Superman to break some of Michael Phelps‘ records. Well, Clark Kent Apuada has arrived.
Apuada, 10, broke Phelps’ 23-year-old meet record for ages 10 and under in the 100m butterfly at the Far Western Long Course Championships on Sunday.
Apuada clocked 1:09.38, taking 1.1 seconds off one of Phelps’ oldest marks, and won seven races overall at the meet.
“That was one of my dreams, to beat a Michael Phelps record,” Apuada said on a CBS affiliate in Monterey, Calif, “since I was 7.”
Phelps set that mark in 1995 and also held the 10-and-under national age group record in the 100m fly for more than 15 years until it was broken in 2012. The 10-and-under national age group record for the 100m fly is now at 1:05.98, lowered by Andrew Rogers in 2015.
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