Jazz Carlin Breaks British Record in Women’s 800 Free

Welsh swimmer Jazmin Carlin took a silver medal in the women’s 800 free on Thursday at the 2014 World Short Course Championships in Doha, Qatar, and in the process broke the British Record over a short course meters pool.

Carlin swam an 8:08.16, which just snuck under the record of 8:08.25 done by British distance legend Rebecca Adlington, who was an 8:08.25 in 2008.

Carlin’s old personal best was an 8:12.01, done a year ago in Glasglow.

The comparative splits:

Adlington ’08 Carlin ’14
100 59.6 59.1
200 2:01.4 2:00.3
300 3:02.7 3:02.0
400 4:04.1 4:03.5
500 5:05.2 5:04.8
600 6:06.5 6:06.5
700 7:08.0 7:08.3
800 8:08.25 8:08.16

Carlin, with a very fast closing 50 meters, overtook Adlington’s pace for the record – though she was well too far back to overcome Belmonte for the win. The time also puts Carlin into 9th place on the all-time list globally in the event.

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