10-year-old Clark Kent shatters Michael Phelps’ record

10-year-old Clark Kent shatters Michael Phelps’ record

A USA boy has smashed a swimming record held by Olympic champion Michael Phelps for more than a decade, living up to his nickname of "Superman".

Apuada's time slashed off over a second from Phelps' record, which had gone unbroken even as the competitive swimmer went on to win numerous Olympic medals.

"It's the coolest thing in the world because that's all he talked about", said Travis Rianda, Apuada's swim coach.

And the kid just bested one of the longest-standing records of another aqua-inclined superhero, American hero Michael Phelps. Michael Phelps himself has already noticed his talent.

Swimming for the Monterey County Aquatic Team, the young phenom clocked in at 1:09:38 in the 100-meter freestyle, which is impressively over a second faster than the 1:10.48 set by the retired swimming legend in 1995.

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The rising fifth grader has been swimming competitively for four years and targeted the event because of the chance to break Phelps' record, his mother Cynthia told the Huffington Post.

Clark said the load doesn't get too heavy.

He said swimming is his favorite because of all the support from family and coaches.

The boy, nicknamed "Superman", won every event he took part in at the meet and has his eyes set on competing at the Olympic in the coming years.

He added: "Dream big, and always focus on your dreams and have fun". Fair play to the little LAD.