David Guthrie world record
Courtesy of: David Guthrie
AUSTIN, Texas, July 12. DAVID Guthrie twice set the Masters world record in the 200 long course breaststroke today at the Senior Circuit championships in Austin, becoming the oldest swimmer under the 2:30 mark in the event.

Guthrie, 53, started the day with a 2:30.65 in the preliminary heats to lower his own mark of 2:32.55, set last August. Swimming in the C final tonight, Guthrie dipped under the 2:30 barrier with a 2:29.78 to place 20th overall.

Guthrie has had an amazing record-breaking year, including resetting his own 100 breast world record in May and dipping under 1:00 for the first time in the 100-yard breast in April.


Guthrie is slated to swim the 100 breast on Saturday, with an aim to lower his six-week-old world record of 1:08.27. He's also scheduled to race at the U.S. Masters nationals in Mission Viejo, Calif., next month.


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