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FINA World Championships, Swimming: Flash! Germany's Paul Biedermann Edges Ian Thorpe's World Record in 400 Free -- July 26, 2009

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ROME, Italy, July 26. GERMANY's Paul Biedermann backhalfed his way to a world record in the men's 400 free finale with another surprising global standard at the FINA World Championships.


Biedermann checked in with a winning time of 3:40.07 to clip Ian Thorpe's 2002 mark of 3:40.08 set in Manchester, Great Britain.

Tunisia's Ous Mellouli took silver with a swift 3:41.11, while China's Zhang Lin finished third in 3:41.35.

Peter Vanderkaay turned in a fourth-place 3:43.20 for the U.S., while Denmark's Mads Glaesner finished fifth in 3:44.40. Hungary's Gergo Kis (3:46.30), Canada's Ryan Cochrane (3:46.60) and Great Britain's David Davies (3:47.02) comprised the rest of the final swims.


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July 26, 2009 Thorpe's 400 WR was one of the greatest swims of all time. Even 7 years later no one was even close to it...Then polyurethene.
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July 27, 2009 And Munoz even better....
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July 27, 2009 Biedermann had a 25.77 for the final 50 of his 400. By comparison, Thorpes final 50 for his 'old' 400 WR was a 27.04. Phelps' final 50 for his 1:42 200 WR was 26.12. Biedermanns final 50 beat them both by a long way. I hope Phelps wins tomorrow, but if I had to bet, I'd say his opponent's attire will be too big of a challenge. Can't wait to see it unfold. A 1:42.5 will win it.
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