Check out this video interview with Cate Campbell, who accomplished a unique feat this week: breaking a world record in an intermediate split of a longer race. At the end of the interview is video of the race itself.
Campbell went for the record during the 200 free, swimming to the 100, breaking the mark and then cruising out the rest of the race.
From our Australian Short Course Nationals coverage by Chris DiSantis:
The Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Nationals has been full of top level swimming all weekend. Cate Campbell added the final blow when she went after the 100 freestyle world record in the first 100 of her 200. Campbell went 50.91 to become the first woman under 51 seconds and surpass the record of fellow Australian Libby Trickett.
Despite the X next to her name in the results, Australian swimming is still reporting the swim as an officially recognized swim and the world record.
But Campbell’s swim was not the only record of the night, even of that heat. Emma McKeon set an Commonwealth and All Comers record with a 1:51.66. McKeon has had a big weekend, with a second night win in the 50 fly sandwiching medals in the 400 free, 100 fly, 50 free and 100 free. McKeon is now ranked #1 in the world in the 200 freestyle: