Race Video is courtesy of USA Swimming.
2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Orlando
MEN 1500M FREE – TIMED FINAL
The last individual event of the meet was the men’s 1500 free, and the outcome isn’t exactly what one might call “a battle.”
Former Texas teammates Michael Klueh and Michael McBroom were neck-and-neck for the first 400 meters of this race, but at matching timing, McBroom started to build his splits, while Klueh started to slow down. That trend went on for the next 800 meters or so, which left McBroom to win by 23 seconds – 15:16.82 to Klueh’s 15:39.97.
15-year old Saint Petersburg swimmer Robert Finke took 3rd in 15:46.39. He swam out of the slower heats, but carried all the way through to a third-place finish. That time was a nine-second improvement on Finke’s lifetime best and gave him his very first Summer Nationals cut.