Mireia Belmonte Takes Down 1500m s/c WR in 15:26

Spain's Mireia Belmonte is in a transition year between successes gone and those she plans to create on the road to Rio 2016 [photo: Patrick Kraemer]

Spain’s Mireia Belmonte woke everyone up on the first morning at Spanish nationals with a 15.26.95 world short-course-record victory over 1500m freestyle Castellón. The mark, Belmonte’s third world record of the year, had stood to Lotte Friis (DEN) at 15:28.65 since the last season of shiny suits in November 2009

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Spain’s Mireia Belmonte woke everyone up on the first morning at Spanish nationals with a 15.26.95 world short-course-record victory over 1500m freestyle Castellón. The mark, Belmonte’s third world record of the year, had stood to Lotte Friis (DEN) at 15:28.65 since the last season of shiny suits in November 2009

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Bill Bell

Most impressive but when Katie Ledecky goes that 14:30 1650 yard freestyle next week in Knoxville during the U.S. Nationals that ‘ll be the equivalent of a 15:30 LCM mile!

Be interesting if Belmonte includes this event In her program for Berlin next summer and/or Kazan in ’15.

Jack

[Bill…] Can we not celebrate Mireia Belmonte-Garcia’s achievement without talking about how much better other athletes are? She has just set a world record, seems a bit ostentatious to me.

Congratulations to Mireia, brilliant year for her!

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