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Ledecky Sets World Record in 1,500 Free (Video)

Image of Olympic champion Katie Ledecky With Gold Medal.

Katie Ledecky won gold at the Olympics in 2012.


Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky (16), a rising junior at the Stone Ridge School, has set a world record in the 1,500 freestyle at the World Championships in Barcelona with a record time of 15:36.53 smashing the previous record by six seconds.

Just two days on July 28, Ledecky brought home gold winning the 400 free with a time of 3.59.82. That time was the second fastest in history.

In an interview on NBC, she attributed the 400 free win to a lot of training.


Video | Universal Sports

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