RACE VIDEO: Gregorio Paltrinieri wins 1500 Freestyle World Championships scm

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2012 World Champ: 14:30.01 – Mads Glaesner – Denmark
2010 World Champ: 14:24.16 – Ous Mellouli – Tunisia
Meet Record: 14:22.98 – Yury Prilukov – Russia – 2008
World Record: 14:10.10 – Grant Hackett – Australia – 2001

Gregorio Paltrinieri took the men’s 1500 freestyle in both a new Italian and European record time of 14:16.10. Paltrinieri, who led the race from start to finish, beat his previous lifetime best of 14:27.58 by more than 12 seconds.

Ous Mellouli of Tunisia took the silver in a time of 14:18.79 beating his own national record of 14:24.16.

Canadian Ryan Cochrane took the bronze breaking his own Canadian record of 14:28.63.

Pal Joensen of the Faroe Islands finished fourth breaking his own national record mark of 14:32.15.
Italian Gabriele Detti finished fifth in a time of 14:29.94 followed by Australian Jordan Harrison who touched in a time of 14:33.10.
American Michael McBroom finished seventh in a time of 14:34.31 followed by Richard Nagy of Slovakia who touched in a time of 14:35.50.

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