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In 1962, it took Barrie Devenport 11 hours and 20 minutes to become the first person to do what?

Question #148509. Asked by serpa.
Last updated Jun 13 2021.
Originally posted Jun 13 2021 7:20 PM.

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Swim New Zealand's Cook Strait
The challenge, to be the first in recorded history, to swim Cook Strait was likened to other sporting challenges such as Roger Bannister’s first sub-four minute mile and Sir Edmund Hillary’s conquest of Everest.
Wellington surf lifesaver Barrie Devenport was the first to overcome the challenge on November 20, 1962, when he swam from Cape Terawhiti in the North Island to Wellington Rock in the South in 11 hours and 13 minutes

link https://www.nzhalloffame.co.nz/New-Zealand-Sports-Hall-of-Fame-Inductees/D/Barrie-Devenport

Response last updated by elburcher on Jun 13 2021.
Jun 13 2021, 7:53 PM
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