American Masters

How Duke broke the swimming world record in Hawaii

Clip: 05/10/2022 | 2m 40s | Video has closed captioning.

The Amateur Athletic Union held its first swim race in Hawaii in 1911, where Duke Kahanamoku shattered the world record by whole seconds. "Hawaiians came into this excited for national recognition, but Duke gave them the world spotlight."

Aired: 05/10/22

Rating: NR

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