Hirai Ayatsugu Swims World’s 3rd Fastest 1500 Freestyle At WUG’s (Race Video)

2015 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES

Excerpt taken from Day SIX Finals Recap:

Men’s 1500 Freestyle – FINALS

Japanese distance swimmer Hirai Ayatsugu pulled away from the field, winning the men’s 1500 freestyle with the third fastest time in the world this year, 14:56.10. He was the only swimmer to break 15 minutes.

2014-2015 LCM Men 1500 Free

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USA14.41.2008/09
3Mack
HORTON
AUS14.44.0904/10
4Ryan
COCHRANE
CAN14.51.0808/09
5Akram
MAHMOUD
EGY14.53.6608/09
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Sergii Frolov finished just under seven seconds behind the leader, earning the silver medal with his time of 15:02.81. The bronze medal went to the other Japanese swimmer in the field, Yamamoto Kohei, with his time of 15:03.99.

British swimmer Jay Lelliott was one position away from the podium with his time of 15:07.84.

Jack McLoughlin (AUS), Matteo Furlan (ITA), and Arthur Frayler (USA) all came in as a pack, finishing at 15:12, 15:13, and 15:14, respectively. Jon McKay of Canada finished in eighth with a 15:18.69.

 

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