(Video Interview) Katie Ledecky Is Patient, Ready For Fast Swims

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Katie Ledecky once again made an incredible time an everyday occurrence in the 800 freestyle tonight. She also raced in the 100. Afterwards she told the media that she actually felt pretty good this weekend, even without any rest.

Original Race Reports:

Women’s 100 free

Simone Manuel may have been second to the 50 meter wall but she was first when it counted. Manuel stopped the clock at 53.80 to win the 100 tonight. That is the 11th fastest time in the world this year. Abbey Weitzeil touched second in 54.22 Dana Vollmer finished third with a time of 54.54.

Amanda Weir and Lia Neal tied for fourth in 54.70.

Katie Ledecky (54.89), Kelsi Worrell (55.45), and Margo Geer (55.50) also competed in the A final.

Allison Schmitt won the B final in 54.88. Last night’s 50 champion Madison Kennedy swam a 55.21 for second in that race.

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Women’s 800 free

Katie Ledecky was once again first to the wall, and posted the second fastest time in the world this year. 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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