Race Video: Ledecky wins 200 Free, 2014 Arena Grand Prix at Mesa, 1:56.27

Race video is courtesy of Universal Sports Network, a SwimSwam Partner.

Women’s 200 Freestyle – Finals – Reported by SwimSwam

The defending Olympic Champion Allison Schmitt fought to the end with Katie Ledecky in the finals of the women’s 200 freestyle, but didn’t have enough in the end. Katie Ledecky posted a time of 1:56.27. Schmitt posted a great time as well with a 1:56.90. Katie Hoff has looked strong all weekend. She reached in to finish third with a 1:59.93. Cierra Runge was the final swimmer to dip under the 2 minute barrier, finishing in fourth place.

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bobo gigi

Haha! The men’s race looked pale in comparison. Great field on the women’s side. As expected a huge battle between Katie Ledecky and Allison Schmitt. Katie is huge. Great last 50. New PB. Everything goes very well for her. Allison is really back. 1.54 isn’t out of reach next summer. Happy to see the other Katie under 2 minutes. Cool to see she wasn’t afraid to go with the 2 giants. Until the half-race she was in the conversation. She struggled a little bit to finish her race but with a few months more of training, her last 50 will be better. I’m very impressed by Cierra Runge. In my opinion she represents the future. She’s tall and has everything… Read more »


With ledecky still going faster , with Missy and Allison back on shape , that 800 free relay for Usa is going to be very tough to beat this summer , next summer and by RIO . As U mentioned Bobo , only one seat is left on that relay …who ever will be on that roster will be happy ; Australia – Usa at Pan Pacs this summer will be great .

bobo gigi

Great article about Katie Ledecky on the USA swimming website.

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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