Sergi Frolov Runs Down Jay Lelliott To Win Men’s 800 Free In Gwanju (Race Video)


As reported by SwimSwam Contributor Robert Gibbs:


Top seed Jay Lelliott of Great Britain took it out strong, leading at the 100 and 200 marks.  Sergi Frolov of Ukraine stayed close to Leliott, briefly taking the lead at the 600m mark, but Leliott battled back with some long, effective underwaters you don’t often see in distance races.  Nonetheless, Frolov finally overhauled Leliott and pulled away for the win.  Frolov finished in 7:50.28 and Leliott in 7:50.97.  Meanwhile, Ayatsugu Hirai of Japan turned on the gas in the final laps to overtake American Janadarn Burns, who had been in bronze medal position for much of the race.  Hirai’s time was 7:52.77; Burns touched in 7:56.43.

Notably, Frolov’s time is third fastest in the world this year, and Leliott’s is now the sixth-fastest.

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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