Gregorio Paltrinieri Unveils Morini’s Man For Each Distance Mission With 14:37 Storm

Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy and the NBA pose he likes to put on show at the end of races - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Gregorio Paltrinieri had lacked lustre in the light of Gabriele Detti’s exploits at Italian nationals in Riccione this week but with his training partner bypassing the 1500m freestyle after clocking personal bests for gold in the 200, 400 and 800m, the Olympic 30-lap champion was ready to remind the distance world of his status. And that he did with a following wind: 14:37.08. A third entry for the Italian in the all-time top 10 performances list and the swiftest swim ever in domestic waters, any nation, all swimmers. The third fastest of five career sub-14:40s marks the first time Paltrinieri has gone that way outside major international competition in his mission to crack the world record and even write a line in history as the first man ever inside 14:30

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@Craig Lord, you need to update the world rankings: Greg’s first 800m were more than a second and half faster than yesterday 🙂

Craig Lord

I think you’ll find it done, FabiOS 🙂 (though no 800 lists are correct at the moment, our list that needs the green light turning on tells me: lots of split times missing, though I’m glad to say, we’re easily more accurate than anyone else across the board 🙂

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