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August 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky Wins Gold Medal in 400-Meter Free, and Sets Another World Record

Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky won her first gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Sunday night with a time of 3:56.46 in the 400-meter freestyle, breaking the world record she set back in 2014. “It feels great,” Ledecky said in an interview with NBC following her epic swim. Her gold medal follows the silver […]

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April 17, 2015 | Krista Brick

St. Elizabeth Catholic School Makes Guinness World Record Attempt

At St. Elizabeth Catholic School in Rockville there were hats on heads.. one, two, three.  And a Guinness World Record to break….said Principal Vincent Spadoni.  The school had parents, staff and students, brother and sisters and relatives too, each wearing Dr. Seuss hats for a world record attempt- it’s true. The event was to fall on […]

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April 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 17, in Montgomery County

Happy Friday! Here’s your daily rundown of the events and stories that people are talking about today, April 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Rock in Schools: This video about the Rock in Schools program at Roberto Clemente Middle School in Germantown has already received over 5,000 views since it was posted just two days ago. […]

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February 10, 2015 | Krista Brick

Ledecky Recounts High School Swim Career and Looks to the Future (VIDEO)

Olympian and world-record holder Katie Ledecky swam her last meet as a senior for Stone Ridge High School at the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Championships in Germantown Feb. 5-7. Hear her thoughts on her high school career in this new briefing after the meet.

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August 10, 2014 | Staff Writer

Katie Ledecky Sets Another World Record

How fast can senior Gator Katie Ledecky go? That was the question posted on the Stone Ridge School’s website before the Bethesda school’s star swimmer competed at Nationals this past week. The 17-year-old set her third world record of the year on Saturday night at USA Nationals in California. She broke the world record in […]

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June 22, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Another World Record for Katie Ledecky at Woodlands Meet

Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky has set another world record, this time in the 800 meter free at the Woodlands Senior Invitational. Her time, 8:11. That’s over two seconds off her former record and previous mark. Just two days ago, Ledecky re-broke her world record in the 1,500 meter freestyle, also by lopping off two […]

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June 20, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Another World Record for Katie Ledecky

Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, who hails from Bethesda, has set another world record. This time she crushed her own world record in the 1,500 m freestyle. Ledecky on her WR in the 1500m free: "I really didn’t think I was going to go anywhere close to the world record.” — Reach for theWall […]

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July 28, 2013 | Sonya Burke

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

UPDATED 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 […]

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