Watch Adam Peaty’s Wicked Fast 57.79 100 Breaststroke Race


One can never tire of watching the breaststroke master at work, so feast your eyes on Adam Peaty racing his way to the 4th fastest 100m breaststroke in history. Already owning the top 3 times ever with his 57.13, 57.55 and 57.62 from the Rio Olympic Games, Peaty scorched the British National Championships field in Sheffield with a mighty 57.79 to win gold and punch his ticket to Budapest.


Peaty owns the all-time top 8 performances in the event. The top ten performances all time are:

1 ADAM PEATY 57.13
2 Adam Peaty 57.55
3 Adam Peaty 57.62
4 Adam Peaty 57.79
5 Adam Peaty 57.92
6 Adam Peaty 58.18
7 Adam Peaty 58.36
8 Adam Peaty 58.41
9 Cameron van der Burgh 58.46
10 Cameron van der Burgh 58.49

Peaty wound up following his 100m breaststroke stunner up with a victory in the 50m breaststroke the next night in a time of 26.48, the 2nd fastest effort of all time.

As originally reported:


  • FINA A – 1:00.35
  • British 1st place standard – 59.01
  • British consideration standard – 1:00.15

There was little doubt about the outcome of this race, and Adam Peaty affirmed the expectations with a 57.79 in the men’s 100 breaststroke final. He was the only swimmer to break 1 minute in the race, with runner-up Ross Murdoch touching second in exactly 1:00.00.

That swim by Peaty is the 4th-fastest in the history of the event, behind only his three swims from the 2016 Rio Olympic Gmaes (57.13, 57.55, 57.62). He now holds the 8 fastest times in history, and 10 of the best 12 ever.

Murdoch’s runer-up time was good enough to warrant consideration after the meet has shaken out.

James Wilby took 3rd in 1:00.05, which matched to the hundredth his time from last year’s British Championships as a personal best. Craig Benson was 4th in 1:00.20, and Charlie Attwood took 5th in 1:00.50.

The top 4 finished in the same order as 2016, with the top 5 all repeating their 1:00-or-better times. Andrew Willis, the oldest swimmer in thefinal (born 1990), was the lone man to crack – he took 6th on Tuesday in 1:01.49, which is about a second slower than he was a year ago in Glasgow.

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Cayley Guimarães
5 years ago

Looooonng at the finnish…..56 is coming

5 years ago

I am not making any accusations, but is anyone else ever suspicious of his rapid rise to the top?

Reply to  LPman
5 years ago

It’s called hard work

Reply to  Luke
5 years ago

Ahhh to be naive again

5 years ago

His finish was not the best and he lost a few tenths there. The first 99 meters probably warranted a 57.3-57.4 otherwise.

5 years ago

Lol I haven’t followed swimming since Rio really and maybe a couple arena meets. It’s cool how he’s not going from 57.13 in Rio to never breaking 58.5 again 🙂

5 years ago

Like honestly didnt look nearly as good as Rio. He looks thicker. I see big things like 25 and 56 things coming very soon.

Reply to  Murica
5 years ago

he was noticeably less sharp I think. 56 will definitely happen at some point soon

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