Kalisz Erases Phelps’ Championship Record with 4:05.9 to win 400 IM

2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Chase Kalisz became the first American man to win the 400 IM at a FINA World Championships since 2011 when he touched in 4:05.90 to win it on Sunday night in Budapest. He held a tight lead over Great Britain’s Max Litchfield at the halfway point, but really took off on the breaststroke leg and never looked back. His time makes him the first person to break the 4:06-barrier since Ryan Lochte did it with his 4:05.18 at the 2012 London Olympics.

Kalisz Splits:

  • 100 Fly Split- 55.93
  • 100 Back Split- 1:03.65
  • 100 Breast Split- 1:07.67
  • 100 Free Split- 58.65
  • Final Time- 4:05.90

Kalisz is now the 3rd fastest performer ever behind only Lochte and World Record holder Michael Phelps (4:03.84). Kalisz’s performance was also the 4th fastest performance in history. He moves just ahead of Kosuke Hagino‘s 4:06.05 from the Rio final last summer on both lists. Olympic champ Hagino finished 6th tonight in 4:12.65.

FASTEST PERFORMERS OF ALL  TIME: MEN’S 400 IM

1 Michael Phelps 4:03.84
2 Ryan Lochte 4:05.18
3 Chase Kalisz 4:05.90
4 Kosuke Hagino 4:06.05
5 Laszlo Cseh 4:06.16
6 Tyler Clary 4:06.96
7 David Verraszto 4:07.47
8 Daiya Seto 4:07.99
9 Thiago Pereira 4:08.86
10 Wang Shun 4:09.10

FASTEST PERFORMERS OF ALL  TIME: MEN’S 400 IM

1 Michael Phelps 4:03.84
2 Ryan Lochte 4:05.18
3 Michael Phelps 4:05.25
4 Chase Kalisz 4:05.90
5 Kosuke Hagino 4:06.05
6 Ryan Lochte 4:06.08
7 Laszlo Cseh 4:06.16
8 Michael Phelps 4:06.22
9 Ryan Lochte 4:06.40
10 Chase Kalisz 4:06.75

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Leto
4 years ago

Way to go Chase! Fantastic swimming this week congratulations!

Richard Sports Assassin Stevens
4 years ago

Conveyor belt style= American swimming!! What shoes to fill or step to!!. Pressure??! What pressure? ! Brilliant IM showith by Chase. That’s what the rest have to try do! Seto, an official key Hagino, Hungary’s David V & Co will be gearing up. Work’s going to be cut out though!! By Toykyo, another Michael Phelps mark may be under threat…or gone!!

Provel
4 years ago

His breaststroke split is insane

mcgillrocks
4 years ago

Up until that point, Phelps had the oldest CR on the books. Phelps’ 400 IM from Beijing remains the oldest WR and the oldest OR.

DrewBrewsBeer
Reply to  mcgillrocks
4 years ago

Since the 400IM Final in Bejing, I’ve that record would last decades. Now it seems possible it may only last one. Insane swim from Kalisz.

DrewBrewsBeer
Reply to  DrewBrewsBeer
4 years ago

*I’ve thought

SWIMMERGUY
4 years ago

A little off topic but does anyone else think Ryan should’ve gone 4:04 high in London? He’s just had so many lazy finishes in his races; I feel like he should’ve been able to go under that 4:05 barrier.

Dylab
Reply to  SWIMMERGUY
4 years ago

He was so far ahead that I think he let up a little on the free. He could have been 4:04 low if he really went for it on the last 50

Ger
4 years ago

Kalisz has been brilliant all year and has set a number of PB’s. Excellent double this week.

Paul
4 years ago

Can we get a split comparison with the old CR, and possibly with Lochte’s Textile WR and Phelps’ WR?

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