Chase Kalisz Opens 2018 With 4:10 400IM 20Yrs On From Dolan’s 4:14 World Title

Chase Kalisz - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Chase Kalisz opened his 2018 400IM account with a 4:10 effort – the second. swiftest ever in a January low-key moment – that marked the highlight of an opening session of finals on US Pro Tour graced with a 1:56 tussle between Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley over 200m backstroke. There was also an eye-catching 2:08 win for a 14-year-old Chinese schoolgirl, Peng Xuwei, over 15-year-old Rega Smith in the 200m backstroke, while Britain’s Chloe Tutton and a 2:23 over 200m breaststroke indicated that Wales will have a danger on the blocks Down Under come the Commonwealth Games in April. This Saturday marks 20 years to the day when American Tom Dolan claimed the world 400IM crown in 4:14.95. Kalisz, January 2018 – 4:10

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Chase Kalisz opened his 2018 400IM account with a 4:10 effort – the second. swiftest ever in a January low-key moment – that marked the highlight of an opening session of finals on US Pro Tour graced with a 1:56 tussle between Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley over 200m backstroke. There was also an eye-catching 2:08 win for a 14-year-old Chinese schoolgirl, Peng Xuwei, over 15-year-old Rega Smith in the 200m backstroke, while Britain’s Chloe Tutton and a 2:23 over 200m breaststroke indicated that Wales will have a danger on the blocks Down Under come the Commonwealth Games in April. This Saturday marks 20 years to the day when American Tom Dolan claimed the world 400IM crown in 4:14.95. Kalisz, January 2018 – 4:10

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