Flash! Lotte Friis Breaks World Record in 1500 Free

BIRKEROD, Denmark, November 29. LAST night in a short course meter pool north of Copenhagen, Denmark's Lotte Friis broke Kate Ziegler's world record in the women's 1500 free. The swim took place in a local club meet with two swimmers competing in the event.

Friis checked in with a time of 15:28.65 to break Ziegler's global standard of 15:32.90, giving Denmark its first world record in the post-World War era. Ragnhild Hveger is the last person to hold a world record for Denmark back in the 30s.

Here are the comparative splits:
Friis: 58.60, 2:00.08 (1:01.48), 3:02.06 (1:01.98), 4:04.47 (1:02.41), 5:06.79 (1:02.32), 6:09.07 (1:02.28), 7:11.26 (1:02.19), 8:13.73 (1:02.47), 9:16.17 (1:02.44), 10:18.84 (1:02.67), 11:21.74 (1:02.90), 12:23.91 (1:02.17), 13:26.65 (1:02.74), 14:28.39 (1:01.74), 15:28.65 (1:00.26)

Ziegler: 28.49, 58.41 (29.92), 1:28.84 (30.43), 1:59.38 (30.54), 2:29.91 (30.53), 3:00.73 (30.82), 3:31.69 (30.96), 4:02.64 (30.95), 4:33.15 (30.51), 5:04.22 (31.07), 5:35.26 (31.04), 6:06.29 (31.03), 6:37.24 (30.95), 7:08.15 (30.91), 7:39.10 (30.95), 8:09.68 (30.58), 8:41.18 (31.50), 9:12.60 (31.42), 9:44.26 (31.66), 10:16.00 (31.74), 10:47.84 (31.84), 11:19.67 (31.83), 11:51.51 (31.84), 12:23.45 (31.94), 12:55.22 (31.77), 13:27.01 (31.79), 13:58.89 (31.88), 14:31.13 (32.24), 15:02.93 (31.80).

Trine Gudnitz was the other swimmer in the event, finishing with a 16:42.30.

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