Maya Dirado Confident after 400 IM Win, Video Interview

Women’s 400 IM – 2013 World Championships Trials – as reported by swimswam:

The third night of the US World Championship Trials opened up with an incredible race between Maya Dirado and Elizabeth Beisel in the 400 IM. At the 200 meter mark heading into the breaststroke Dirado took a small lead of three tenths of a second over Beisel, she extended her lead in the first 50 of the breaststroke, but Beisel made up that ground in the second 50 heading into the final 100 meters with only four tenths of a second separating the two.

Not much changed in the freestyle leg, Dirado tried to pull away, but Beisel battled to stay in striking distance. In the end Dirado edged out Beisel winning the event in a time of 4:34.34 16 one-hundredths of a second ahead of Beisel who finished in a time of 4:34.50. Those times rank Dirado third in the world and Beisel fourth.

Dirado’s split times:

29.92/1:03.80 (33.88)/1:38.74 (34.94)/2:12.84 (34.10)/2:51.56 (38.72)/3:31.36 (39.80)/4:03.18 (31.80)/4:34.50 (31.16)

Beisel’s split times:

29.74/1:03.55 (33.81)/1:38.57 (35.02)/2:13.14 (34.57)/2:52.22 (39.08)/3:31.79 (39.57)/4:03.59 (31.80)/4:34.50 (30.91)

Video edited by Coleman Hodges.

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bobo gigi
8 years ago

Women’s 400 IM final. Huge battle!

bobo gigi
8 years ago

Great race! Great battle! I love Miss DiRado. She finally has her breakout meet!

8 years ago

Should be a good race and we’ll see if we have another swimmer finish the last 100 in a 58 again.

Reply to  NoLochteFan
8 years ago

I hope so!!

It was incredible when Shiwen did it last year.

8 years ago

meanwhile, across the pond, just few hours earlier, Miley swam 4:35.67 with very little taper most likely.

8 years ago

the Cardinals live again!

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