Adam Peaty: WR Dashes; 100m CR – But 2 More Olympic Cycles “Before I Know Myself”

Adam Peaty has warped the speed of breaststroke into a new timezone - by Patrick B. Kraemer

As we invite readers to make their choices in our SwimVortex Awards for 2017, we reflect on the campaigns of the four most outstanding turns of the showcase event of the year, the World Championships, held in Budapest in July. The four: Caeleb Dressel (USA), Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), Katie Ledecky (USA) – and Adam Peaty (GBR), a man who has taken sprint breaststroke pace by the scruff of the neck and rattled it through a timewarp. He believes he is merely at the beginning of a learning curve that could last at least two more Olympics and another 10 years “before I know myself”.

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As we invite readers to make their choices in our SwimVortex Awards for 2017, we reflect on the campaigns of the four most outstanding turns of the showcase event of the year, the World Championships, held in Budapest in July. The four: Caeleb Dressel (USA), Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), Katie Ledecky (USA) – and Adam Peaty (GBR), a man who has taken sprint breaststroke pace by the scruff of the neck and rattled it through a timewarp. He believes he is merely at the beginning of a learning curve that could last at least two more Olympics and another 10 years “before I know myself”.

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