Race Video: Ledecky wins 800 Free, 2014 Arena Grand Prix at Mesa

Race Video is courtesy of Universal Sports Network, a SwimSwam Partner

Women’s 800 Freestyle – Finals – Reported by SwimSwam

Katie Ledecky made some of the best distance swimmers in the world look silly tonight, winning the race by more than 25m. Her final time was 8:20.10, which is the third fastest time in the world this year. She is within two seconds of the world leader, Jazz Carlin. Lotte Friis finished second to Ledecky with her final time of 8:33.05. Becca Mann finished third at 8:35.15.


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bobo gigi
6 years ago

Before clicking on play to watch the race, I remark the video lasts 5.10.
Weird for a race of 8.20! 😆
Probably again a story of commercials during the race! 😡
I like many things in USA but the commercials on TV every 6 or 8 minutes, sorry, it’s not possible! :mrgreen:

Another huge performance for Katie!
What a meet for her!


Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

Their commercials are simply awfull on TV , whatever the channel !

bobo gigi
6 years ago

Ok. I’ve just watched the video. 2 funny things. First, if I have well understood, Rowdy said he had never heard of Katie Ledecky before the Charlotte Grand Prix in May 2012! 🙄 What? He didn’t read me in the summer 2011? I wrote several times she would dominate the world from the 400 to the 1500. It’s my most successful swimming prediction so far so I promote it often. First time I watched her was in December 2010. At 13, she won the 1650 free in the 13/14 age category at the Tom Dolan Invitational in 16.20.26. If I remember well, she broke a meet record held by Chloe Sutton. She also won the 200 free in 1.48.64, the… Read more »

Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

Rowdy is not a specialist enthousiast like u BOBO concerning new talents , that’s for sure !

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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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