Chase Kalisz Becomes First Man Under 4:10 in 400 IM in 2017

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North Baltimore’s Chase Kalisz dominated his signature event, the 400 IM, at the arena Pro Swim Series meet in Atlanta, and he swam to a stellar time of 4:09.43. That crushed his season best of 4:11.01 from last month in Mesa, Ariz., and also was the top time in the world this year, beating David Verraszto’s 4:10.01.

Dynamo’s Jay Litherland, a teammate of Kalisz’ of Georgia, was 10 meters behind but still posted a strong time of 4:15.84 to take second, moving to 14th in the world this year.

Finishing well back in third was St. Petersburg’s Grant Sanders, who touched in 4:21.90. Sanders touched just ahead of Athens Bulldog’s Gunnar Bentz (4:21.95).

Also swimming in the final were Louisville’s Carlos Claverie (4:24.74), St. Petersburg’s Robert Finke (4:27.00) and Club Wolverine teammates Stephen Holmquist (4:27.29) and Charlie Swanson (4:28.71).

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