Katie Ledecky – It Never Gets Old To Break A World Record – Pretty Close To Perfect – Video Interview

WITH A NEW WORLD RECORD OF 3:58.86, IT IS KATIE LEDECKY!!! Ledecky attacked the front half as she normally does, going out under WR pace. She stayed pace under the whole way, but the crowd was anxiously watching her splits as she approached the 300 and 350 mark. Pellegrini anchored her final 100 of her world record swim in 2009 with a 59.2 final 100 split. Ledecky had to close strong to break the record. The crowd went nuts when she touched the wall under 3:59. That time will stand as the new World, Junior World, American, US Open, National Meet, and 17-18 NAG Record.

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bobo gigi

I still have goosebumps 9 hours after the race! 😆
Amazing accomplishment! One of the greatest world records of all-time!
Congrats Katie! You are a legend!

bobo gigi
bobo gigi

Funny to rewatch 3 years later her 400 free win at the 2011 US junior nationals in Palo Alto.
4.10.39 at 14.
The specialists can compare. 🙂

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And if you can, look at the 2012 Olympic Trials 400 meter race. After she placed third, she was FURIOUS. She would barely acknowledge anyone else. She probably knew she should have made the Olympic team in that race and was extremely disappointed in her own performance. An amazing athlete who, like Phelps, uses a loss to fuel her hatred for losing. Wow. Amazing.

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