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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Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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