Park Tae Hwan Cruises to 1500 Free Victory at 2017 arena Pro Series Atlanta

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Men’s 1500 Free

Park Tae Hwan posted a dynamic win in the men’s 1500 free, finishing more than ten seconds ahead of the competition. He stopped the clock at a time of 15:06.38, earning him the gold and a spot in the top 20 world rankings for 2017.

Felix Auboeck grabbed second overall with a time of 15:16.63, while Marcelo Acosta was third with a 15:!6.95.

Zane Grothe turned in a fourth place finish of 15:22.05, followed by Henning Muehlleitner and his time of 15:33.47.

Robert Finke (15:34.42), Poul Zellmann (15:34.56), and PJ Ransford (15:44.35) rounded out the top eight.

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Taylor Brien is the Circulation and Operations Manager at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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