LumaLanes Performance of the Week: Paltrinieri Records #2 Mile Of The Year

Photo Courtesy: Gian Mattia Dalberto/Lapresse

This week’s Performance Of The Week, sponsored by LumaLanes, goes to Gregorio Paltrinieri for his performance in the men’s 1500 at the 2018 Mediterranean Games.

Competing on the second day of the swimming competition in Tarragona, Spain, the Olympic Champion threw down a 14:46.25 in the men’s mile, winning the event by nearly 10 seconds and giving him the second fastest performance of 2018.

While that is still more than 10 seconds off Paltrinieri’s best time (which stands at a 14:34.04 from 2016), the Italian still has this summer’s European Championships in August. There Paltrinieri will be up against German Florian Wellbrock, who currently holds the fastest time in the world with his 14:40.69 from April.

Paltrinieri, who turns twenty-four in September, has been remarkably consistent in this event over the last two years, winning the event at the 2016 European Championships (14:34.04), the 2016 Olympic Games (14:34.54), and the 2017 World Championships (14:35.85), and should make it a race with Wellbrock in just over a month when the two meet in Scotland.

Congratulations Gregoriro Paltrinieri on earning Swimming World’s Performance of the Week!

Special Thanks to LumaLanes for sponsoring Swimming World’s Performance of the Week.

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Author: James Sica

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James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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