Ledecky Leads The Charge For New Distance Horizon

Not often you see a girl too young to drive driving the pace and going through the 400m in a lifetime best over eight laps in an Olympic 16-lap final. A year after storming to prominence in London, Katie Ledecky (USA) is a title hope in the 400, 800, 1500 and 4×200 at world titles in Barcelona; pressed by Jazmin Carlin (GBR) and Co, where can she go?

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Not often you see a girl too young to drive driving the pace and going through the 400m in a lifetime best over eight laps in an Olympic 16-lap final. A year after storming to prominence in London, Katie Ledecky (USA) is a title hope in the 400, 800, 1500 and 4×200 at world titles in Barcelona; pressed by Jazmin Carlin (GBR) and Co, where can she go?

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Lane Four

The one split that took me by storm was Katie’s first 200 meters. To go sub-2 in the first 200 meters of an 800 meter race was shocking and scary good.

Dookie

Really just underscores how great and ahead of her time Evans was. Her 400 in Seoul may be the greatest Olympic swim of all time.

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