Costa Breaks South American 1500 Free Record At Julio DeLamare Day 1

Guilherme Costa became the first South American man under 15 minutes in the 1500 long course meter free, smashing to a 14:59.01 at Brazil’s Julio DeLamare Trophy.

That’s the fourth time this year Costa has broken the same record, but the first time he’s taken it into the 14-minute range. The record had stood at 15:10.24 since 2013 before Ecuador’s Esteban Enderica lowered it to 15:08.57 in 2016. Since then, Costa has gone 15:05, 15:02, 15:00 and now 14:59 in lowering and re-lowering his own record.

Costa’s splitting was remarkable, with almost all of his 100 splits falling in the 1:00.3-1:00.5 range and his middle 11 splits sitting between 1:00.0 and 1:00.7. He closed in 57.4 to cap off the win.

World Champs silver medalist Nicholas Santos put up a big win in the 50 fly, going 22.95 for the fastest time in the world this season. That’s only a tenth or so off his time from last summer’s World Championships.

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The women’s race went to Daiene Dias in 26.57. In the 200 back, Leonardo de Deus imposed his will, going 1:59.31 to knock off Gabriel Fantoni. Meanwhile Fernanda Goeij won the event for women in 2:14.53.

The women’s distance event of the day went to Viviane Jungblut in 8:38.44. Of note behind her: the ageless Poliana Okimoto was third in 8:49.17. The open water star continues to compete at the age of 34 and was just a half-second out of silver, which went to Aline Rodrigues at 8:48.79.

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Henrique Martins would be #2 this year with his 23,32 and Cielo would go for #5 with 23,59.

Also worth to notice that all top 3 on 1500 would breake Brandonn old RB record before Guilherme started breaking it.. Miguel Leite went 15:06 and Diogo 15:11.
Guilherme 2015 time was 15:28, dropped to 15:14 last year and now is 14:59.. and he is just 19..


Long distance swimmers are usually younger. 19 isn’t too young to be a world contender

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