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Katie Ledecky of US broke World Record in Women’s 1500 Meter Freestyle

Aug 25, 2014 16:32 IST

Katie Ledecky, an American distance swimmer on 23 August 2014 created a World Record in Women’s 1500 Meter Freestyle at the 2014 Pan Pac Championships on the Gold Coast, Australia. To create the new record Ledecky swam the distance in 15 minutes 28.36 seconds.

She crushed her own previous 1500-metre freestyle record of swimming the distance in 15 minutes 34.23 seconds at an untaqpered meet in The Woodlands, Texas in June 2014.

Ledecky won her fifth gold medal at the Gold Coast meet after defeating Lauren Boyle of New Zealand by more than 27 seconds. Lauren Boyle placed second completed the race in 15 minute 55.69 second and Brittany MacLean of Canada was third in 15 minute 57.15 second.

About Katie Ledecky
• Ledecky holds the world records in the 400 meter, 800 meter and 1500 meter freestyle
• These records had made her the first woman since US distance great Janet Evans to hold all three records at the same time
• Ledecky has won the 200 meter, 400 meter, 800 meter and 1500 meter freestyle gold at the Pan Pacs
• She was a part of the American women's winning 4x200 meter freestyle relay team


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