Olympic champion Katie Ledecky dominates the men, USA National Team men, in swim practice. I think we all suspected this at the club level, but not among elites. That’s brutal, and so awesome.
We all marvel at Ledecky’s talent. It comes across as earned, hard-fought, not a genetic gift. While she was clearly born to win, she’s logged endless hours working pace. That should be her T-shirt. JUST WORK YOUR PACE. It’s all she says when we, the media, press her about details on practice.
Many thanks to Conor Dwyer for this insider’s point of view on Ledecky Dominance. He should be her dedicated swim-analyst going forward!
We’re inside the eight week window on U.S. Olympic Trials. While Ledecky doesn’t need to rest enough to break another world record in-season, before Trials, I think it’s possible. Do you? If so, in what event? I think she could lower her 1500m free world record before Trials. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
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