Katie Ledecky Destroys 800 Freestyle World Record at 2015 FINA World Swimming Championships

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Katie Ledecky swept the 200, 400, 1500 and now the 800 Freestyle events with a world record swim time of 8:07.39. She is the first person in history to accomplish this feat.  Lauren Boyle of New Zealand went 8:17.65 for second and Jaz Carlin of Great Britain 8:15.15

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Ledecky’s last 50 split was faster than her first 50 split indicating she has more in the tank

Here are Katie Ledecky’s 800 splits
28.63
30.34 100m 58.97
30.47 150m 1:29.44
30.78 200m 2:00.22
30.66 250m 2:30.88
30.46 300m 3:01. 34
31.06 350m 3:32.40
30.82 400m 4:03.22
31.15 450m 4:34.37
30.58 500m 5:04.95
31.09 550m 5:36.04
30.75 600m 6:06.79
30.93 650m 6:37.72
30.56 700m 7:08.28
30.70 750m 7:38.98
28.41 800m 8:07.39

With the win, Ledecky becomes the first person to win the 200, 400, 800 and 1500 freestyles at the world championships. She’s also the first woman to win four individual events at one world championships, one behind the five that Michael Phelps won in 2007. Ledecky had skipped the 200 free at the 2013 worlds, where her three distance free wins put her alongside Tim Shaw (1975: 200, 400, 1500 free), Ian Thorpe (2001: 200, 400, 800 free), Grant Hackett (2005: 400, 800, 1500) and Sun Yang (2013: 400, 800, 1500) as swimmers to win three freestyle gold medals in one world championships.

4 Comments

4 comments

  1. Helena Martins

    uma prova espectacular…que fez a Ledecky

  2. avatar
    nickp

    Katie Ledecky is unbeatable in the distance races

  3. avatar
    David Abineri

    Katie’s accomplishment is truly remarkable but perhaps even more astounding is Shane Gould in the 70’s having the world records for the 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500 free and the 200IM simultaneously!

  4. avatar
    DENNIS TODD

    28.63 IN THE FIRST 50 METERS? THIS LITTLE GIRL SHOULD ALSO DO SPRINTS. CONGRADULATIONS! TRULEY IMPRESSIVE!

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