Race Video: Katie Ledecky Wins 800 Free At US National Championships


Katie Ledecky took her first 400 out aggresively, as she normally does. She held under her WR pace through the 400, but fell of slightly around the 450 meter mark. She split 4:05.44 at the 400. She closed the final 400 to win the event with a time of 8:18.47. That time is four seconds faster than she was last year at Nationals in Indianapolis. Cierra Runge finished second with her time of 8:24.69. Becca Mann was third at 8:26.64.

Lindsay Vrooman led a group from the afternoon session to finish fourth through seventh. Vrooman’s afternoon time of 8:29.06 held up to finish fourth tonight. Katy Campbell was fifth at 8:30.46, followed by Leah Smith at 8:30.86 for sixth.

Courtney Harnish and Sarah Henry round out the final 8 of the women’s 800 freestyle at 8:31.88 and 8:32.42, respectively.

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bobo gigi

800 meters in 1.40! Great performance Katie! :mrgreen:
The entire race will be probably posted later in the day on youtube by USA swimming.

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