Brazilian 21-year-old distance swimmer Guilherme Costa unofficially broke the South American record last week in a time trial of the short course 800 free.
De haber sido una contrarreloj oficial, el tiempo de Costa lo habría clasificado décimo en el mundo este año, dominado por Henrik Christiansen (Noruega).
Costa, a 21-year-old, had a previous best time of 7:45.29, which he swam back at the 2018 Jose Finkel meet.
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He’s reportedly been training 16,000 meters a day, divided up in two 8,000-meter sessions, which can surpass 100,000 meters some weeks.
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Showing off his blistering back-end speed yet again, Brazil’s Guilherme Costa finished his scintillating meet with a 3rd Brazilian and South American Record.
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