Unrested Katie Ledecky Hangs An 8:11 Icicle for earrings on the lobes of 800 Rivals

Katie Ledecky (USA) by Patrick B. Kraemer

Given that no other woman in textile has ever cracked 8:15 over 800m freestyle, the words of Katie Ledecky after an 8:11 ticket to world titles may well reach the ears with a chill fit to hang icicles for earrings off the lobes of rivals. Hark the cool: “I didn’t rest too much for this. Compared to other trials and selection meets, this might be the least tapered that I’ve been over the past couple of years. I’m getting in and racing. I have confidence from training that I can get up and go times like that.” You can see her point. Ledecky (Bethesda, Md./Stanford Swimming) clocked 8:11.50, the ninth best of nine efforts inside 8:12 topped by the world record of 8:04.79 she set when racing to one of four gold medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (200, 400, 800m and 4x200m). And True Sweetser takes his first national crown for a 14:59 ticket to the Budapest world-titles 1500m free

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Given that no other woman in textile has ever cracked 8:15 over 800m freestyle, the words of Katie Ledecky after an 8:11 ticket to world titles may well reach the ears with a chill fit to hang icicles for earrings off the lobes of rivals. Hark the cool: “I didn’t rest too much for this. Compared to other trials and selection meets, this might be the least tapered that I’ve been over the past couple of years. I’m getting in and racing. I have confidence from training that I can get up and go times like that.” You can see her point. Ledecky (Bethesda, Md./Stanford Swimming) clocked 8:11.50, the ninth best of nine efforts inside 8:12 topped by the world record of 8:04.79 she set when racing to one of four gold medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (200, 400, 800m and 4x200m). And True Sweetser takes his first national crown for a 14:59 ticket to the Budapest world-titles 1500m free

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