Video Interview: Katie Ledecky Under World Record Pace For Part of 800 Free in Mesa? No Big Deal

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MESA, Arizona, April 26. AFTER completing her 800 freestyle race at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., Katie Ledecky spoke about her race and wasn’t too surprised that she was under her world record pace for the first 300 meters.

Ledecky said she didn’t approach her race any differently because Lotte Friis, her challenger at last year’s world championships, was in the race. She also talked about dealing with the headwind and tailwind during the race, and how it affected her stroke.

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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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