Race Video: Adam Peaty Breaks 58-Second Barrier in 100 Breast

Adam Peaty Doha 2014
Photo Courtesy: FINA Doha 2014

An official on-demand video has yet to be made available from British Swimming of Adam Peaty’s world record in the 100-meter breaststroke.  But, a YouTube user happened to be in the stands and posted video of the full swim.

Original report on the world record:

Adam Peaty’s world record in the 100 breaststroke today at the British nationals capped off a session in which he was the only person to beat the very tough automatic qualifying times for the world championship team set by British Swimming.

Peaty blazed through the final with a 57.92, beating the world record of 58.46 by Cameron van der Burgh swum at the 2012 Olympics. Peaty split 27.04 at 50 meters to put him just three hundredths ahead of Van Der Burgh’s split then churned out a stunning 30.88 to become the first swimmer under 58 seconds. The 20-year-old now owns two long course world records, claiming the 50 breast record in the semifinals of the European championships last summer with a 26.62. Peaty had already owned the world’s fastest time with a 59.04 from earlier this year that now seems fairly pedestrian by his newly-formed standards.

31 comments

  1. Nic Campbell

    That rating in the back end Mark Tate yikes

  2. Chris J Ferguson

    John MacLean Scott Gauld Tom Lindsay Martyn Lawrence David Sutherland Liam Cameron Bill Reid

  3. Ben Schreiner

    Seriously? Arena goggles and speedo cap? Who taught him swimming fashion!

  4. Ryan Webster

    Nobody even knows this guy and he breaking world records fair play