Duke Kahanamoku in Melbourne, 1915.


From the news received in Honolulu, the fastest time seen for the 100 meter goal was broken by Duke P. Kahanamoku, the swimming champ of Hawaii nei, on the 13th of the other month, February.

In the 100 yard race held in Melbourne, Australia, in the afternoon of Saturday, February 13, Duke P. Kahanamoku took the win of that race, G. Cunha was second, and N. Hay of New South Wales was third. His time that he swam for that goal was 56 seconds.

In the 100 meter swim, Duke Kahanamoku and N. Hay reached the goal at the same time, with the win going to neither of them, however, the fastest record held in the history of that distance was made shorter. The time swam by Duke Kahanamoku and his competitor was 1 minute and 1 2/5 seconds.

This time swam by Kahanamoku and Hay for the 100 meter distance is the fastest set in the history of that distance, and the other records were defeated.

(Kuokoa 3/12/1915, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LIII, Helu 11, Aoao 3. Maraki 12, 1915.

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