GCCG2018: Mack The Knife Cuts To The Chase: Horton Overhauls Rivals For Big 3:43 Win

Mack Horton by Patrick B. Kraemer

Mack Horton coasted on the shoulders of the two he would pass with the passion and power of an Olympic champion in the rush for the adoration of a home crowd for Australia’s first gold of the Gold Coast Games: in 3:43.76, he also became the first Australian to claim the crown since Ian Thorpe (and his stunning 3:40.07 WR) in 2002. Dolphin tradition was not confined to gold – Jack McLoughlin gave the hosts their first 1-2 of the Games in 3:45.21, a touch ahead of England’s pace-setter for three quarters of the race, James Guy, on 3:45.32

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Mack Horton coasted on the shoulders of the two he would pass with the passion and power of an Olympic champion in the rush for the adoration of a home crowd for Australia’s first gold of the Gold Coast Games: in 3:43.76, he also became the first Australian to claim the crown since Ian Thorpe (and his stunning 3:40.07 WR) in 2002. Dolphin tradition was not confined to gold – Jack McLoughlin gave the hosts their first 1-2 of the Games in 3:45.21, a touch ahead of England’s pace-setter for three quarters of the race, James Guy, on 3:45.32

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