European Short Course Championships: Flash Amaury Leveaux Clears 45 Seconds For 100th Total World Record of 2008 – Video Included

RIJEKA, Croatia, December 13. THE 100th world record of the year fell as France's Amaury Leveaux cleared the 45-second barrier in the men's 100 free at the European Short Course Championships held in Rijeka.

Leveaux blasted his world record of 45.12 set yesterday with an even more stunning time of 44.94. Yesterday, Leveaux went out in 21.83 and came back in 23.28. Today, he stepped it up a notch with a 21.72 out and 23.22 back, beating both halves of his short-lived global standard.

France's Fabien Gilot placed second in 45.84, while Italy's Filippo Magnini took third in 46.62.

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Video of record-breaking swim!