Mack Horton & Jack McLoughlin Past The Post For 1500 Battle Of Budapest

Mack Horton - by Delly Carr / Swimming Australia Ltd

Last year, it was a case of 14:39.54 trials, 14:48.47 Olympic heats, 14:49.54 Olympic final for Mack Horton and 14:48.60 trials, 14:56.02 Olympic heats for Jack McLoughlin. A calmer moment, then, that on the last day of the Hancock Prospecting Australian Championships in Brisbane today, when Horton and McLoughlin paced each other to the top two spots once more over 30 laps, on 14:51.21 and 14:54.95, both clearing the 14:57.82 cut for Budapest world titles in July. Whether deliberate or not only they can tell but saving the bigger moment for the bigger occasion is not a bad thing, though try telling that to Italians Gregorio Paltrinieri and Garbriele Detti

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Last year, it was a case of 14:39.54 trials, 14:48.47 Olympic heats, 14:49.54 Olympic final for Mack Horton and 14:48.60 trials, 14:56.02 Olympic heats for Jack McLoughlin. A calmer moment, then, that on the last day of the Hancock Prospecting Australian Championships in Brisbane today, when Horton and McLoughlin paced each other to the top two spots once more over 30 laps, on 14:51.21 and 14:54.95, both clearing the 14:57.82 cut for Budapest world titles in July. Whether deliberate or not only they can tell but saving the bigger moment for the bigger occasion is not a bad thing, though try telling that to Italians Gregorio Paltrinieri and Garbriele Detti

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