Katie Ledecky Continues To Stun The Swimming World, 8:11.00 World Record in 800 Free

SHENANDOAH, Texas, June 22. JUST days after lopping two seconds off the world record in the women’s 1500-meter freestyle, NCAP’s Katie Ledecky took another two seconds off her global standard in the women’s 800-meter freestyle.

Ledecky rocketed to an unreal time of 8:11.00 today at The Woodlands Senior Invitational, rushing her previous record of 8:13.86 set in Barcelona at the World Championships last summer.

This is just days after Ledecky clocked a sizzling 15:34.23 in the 1500 free to crush her previous mark of 15:36.53.

In a rarity within most world record bids, Ledecky actually went out slower, then brought it home with an amazing push from the 300-600 meter marks, where she went from slower than her previous world-record pace to almost two seconds under.

Today:
28.91, 59.44 (30.53), 1:30.49 (31.05), 2:01.48 (30.99), 2:32.32 (30.84), 3:03.42 (31.10), 3:34.34 (30.92), 4:05.70 (31.36), 4:36.56 (30.86), 5:07.79 (31.23), 5:38.67 (30.88), 6:09.64 (30.97), 6:31.81 (22.17?), 7:10.87 (39.06?), 7:41.53 (30.66), 8:11.00 (29.47)

Barcelona:
28.53, 59.04 (30.51), 1:30.07 (31.03), 2:01.23 (31.16), 2:32.56 (31.33), 3:03.90 (31.34)
3:34.93 (31.03), 4:06.44 (31.51), 4:37.44 (31.00), 5:08.72 (31.28), 5:39.90 (31.18), 6:11.03 (31.13)
6:41.91 (30.88), 7:13.12 (31.21), 7:44.07 (30.95), 8:13.86 (29.79)

Just in case you needed the math help, that’s a 4:05.7/4:05.3 swim today.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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