Race Video: Watch Katie Ledecky’s Sizzling 1:55 200 Free

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, July 18. SUPERSTAR Katie Ledecky keeps turning heads, and she did it again tonight at the Potomac Valley Long Course State Championships in Maryland.

Ledecky blasted her way to a sterling time of 1:55.79 in the women’s 200-meter free. That swim moved her from sixth in the world with a 1:56.27 from the Mesa stop of the Arena Grand Prix to fourth in the world. Only Sarah Sjostrom (1:55.04), Emma McKeon (1:55.68) and Federica Pellegrini (1:55.69) have been faster this year. Leah Smith finished second in 1:58.2, while Hanna Borgersen turned in a third-place 2:01.98.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

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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