Katie Ledecky Posts 2nd Fastest 800 Free In The World To Start Mesa Night 3

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Katie Ledecky was once again first to the wall, and posted the second fastest time in the world this year in her 800 freestyle at the Arena Pro Swim Series Mesa. She challenged her own world record through the first 400 meters before falling further off the pace. Ledecky stopped the clock at 8:13.20, still five seconds faster than the next best swimmer in the world this year.

Lotte Friis finished second in 8:27.85 while teammate Cierra Runge finished third in 8:32.21.

Kristel Kobrich edged Becca Mann 8:34.24 to 8:35.35.

Sierra Schmidt (8:37.84), Joanna Evans (8:48.63), and Kaitlin Pawlowicz (8:53.90) also competed in the A final.

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  1. Libby Jett

    She’s amazing, go Katie

  2. Mary-Helen Hopkins

    She is going to rock the Olympics! I will be glued to the tv!