Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by Loretta Race.
Despite being the top seed of the morning, Frenchman Jeremy Stravius was overtaken by American Nathan Adrian tonight, although both clocked sub-49-second marks. Adrian registered a time of 48.91 to lead the field, with Stravius touching just behind in 48.96. Adrian’s time is over half a second slower than the 48.31 he swam in Kazan and Stravius’ mark is well-off his 48.34 he swam earlier this November, most likely pointing to where these men are at in their training at the moment.
SwimMAC Elite’s newest member, Jimmy Feigen, rounded out the top three with his time of 49.20. That time is right where Feigen was at this time last year at the Aquatic Super Series in Perth, where he touched in 49.20. Nonetheless, for Feigen fans it’s encouraging to see the sprinter dip beneath the 50-second-threshold.
Remember, there have already been a handful of Brazilians who raged sub-49-second times at the 1st of 2 Brazilian Olympic-qualifying meets, putting the world on notice.