Ella Eastin Breaks 4:40, Wins 400 IM At TYR Pro Swim Series In Richmond

Ella Eastin at the TYR Pro Swim Series Richmond, Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Ella Eastin had a dominate performance in the women’s 400 IM at the TYR Pro Swim Series Richmond, leading the entire way to break 4:40 and grab the win in 4:38.80. Eastin was 3rd at the first 50 before taking control of the race and not looking back, setting a 2019 best and moving up to #7 in the world rankings with that swim.

Madisyn Cox was second here tonight in 4:40.55, which puts het just outside the top 10 in the world. Cox held off a charging Leah Smith, who had the fastest last 100 of the field and ended up just six-tenths behind in 4:41.08. Those three separated themselves pretty well throughout the race, as Brooke Forde was the next closest finisher with a 4:45.06.

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