Nathan Adrian Talks about Breaking Matt Biondi’s 100 Free Record

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Men’s 100 Free

Nathan Adrian dropped another one-up on his newfound Australian rival James Magnussen by posting a 48.32 win in this 100 free; that swim just edged out Magnussen’s 48.39 from earlier in the day (at the BHP Aquatic Super Series) as the fastest time in the world early in 2013, though both swims are quite impressive for January.

For Adrian, that not only dropped a Meet Record, but it also took down a legendary Pool Record from all the way back in 1988 – one owned by another Cal Bear, Matt Biondi, at 48.42. Biondi’s swim stood as the American Record for over a decade, so this is no small-change pool mark at the Texas Swim Center.

Texas post grad and volunteer assistant Ricky Berens was the only other swimmer under 50 seconds in the race, as he took a runner-up spot in 49.35; that won him the $300 second-place prize and knocked his teammate Jimmy Feigen to 3rd in 50.01.

Matt Grevers was next in line in 50.01, followed by Anthony Ervin (50.49). Ryan Lochte won the B-Final in 51.09.

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8 years ago

Awesome. Nathan is a class act.

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8 years ago

Omg those girls are stalking Nathan and disguising themselves as swim bloggers.. Kray Kray!

Reply to  Truthbetold
8 years ago

Surely you are not serious Truthbetold. Eve & Candace are awesome and highly entertaining.

Reply to  Kris
8 years ago

There is nothing entertaining about being a stalker. Kray!

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8 years ago

watch their videos! they are hilarious! LOVE LOVE LOVE Eve and Candace.

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