Race Video: Be Amazed At Katie Ledecky’s 8:11.00 World Record In 800 Freestyle

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 23. KATIE Ledecky’s second world record at the TWST Senior Invite came in the 800 freestyle, and we’re happy to present video footage of the complete race.

Filmed by Amy Nordmann, a parent of swimmers on The Woodlands Swim Team, this video will give coaches and swimmers the opportunity to see how the best in the world attacks the longest pool event on the women’s Olympic swimming schedule.

Swimming World’s recap of the race:

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: Jeff Commings

Jeff Commings is the host of several shows on SwimmingWorld.TV, including "The Morning Swim Show," which features interviews with people making headlines in aquatic sports. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and was a nine-time NCAA All-American.

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