Katie Ledecky Breaks American Record in 1,650 Freestyle

Katie Ledecky. Photo Courtesy: Dan D'Addona

Katie Ledecky broke her own American record in the 1,650-yard freestyle on Saturday.

The Stanford sophomore won the race in 15:03.31 during the final day of the Art Adamson Invitational at Texas A&M.

Complete results of Saturday’s events to follow.




  1. Halim Yussuf

    Congrats, is anyone surprised?

    • Aislinn O

      You know I don’t read these articles you tag me in

  2. Alexander B Gallant

    Katie is an amazing talent. Can’t wait to see her in Tokyo

  3. Jonathan Gagné

    That’s the Chris Barttelbort & Jason Calanog effect for ya.

  4. David Grilli

    That’s holding 54s. Mind boggling!

  5. Jenna Gaudio

    Matt Haage she’s also a total beast

    • Matt Haage

      In season like its nbd

    • Lynn Titchener

      hey John – are you Frank Grzeszczak’s son? My brother and I swam with Frank years ago / GSA … Lynn and Mark Johnson – sound familiar?

  6. Mary-Helen Hopkins

    Atta Girl!! So amazing! Likewise can’t wait to see her in the next Olympics!

  7. Brett Davies

    Wow she is rapidly closing in on breaking the 15 minute barrier. Totally amazing.

  8. Mari Nguyen

    You are my daughter’s inspiration!

  9. Julie Gnau Pulte

    Congratulations Katie !! Go Card !!🇺🇸

Author: Daniel D'Addona

Dan D'Addona is the lead college swim writer for Swimming World. He has covered swimming at all levels since 2003, including the NCAA championships, USA nationals, Duel in the Pool and Olympic trials. He is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He currently lives in Holland, Michigan, where he also is the Sports Editor at The Holland Sentinel.

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