Katie Ledecky wins race by a full minute, shatters records
Katie Ledecky has had quite the week.
Just five days after winning a 1000-yard race by 35 seconds, the Olympic swimmer won a 1,650-yard freestyle NCAA race at Ohio State on Sunday, breaking the collegiate record time by a hefty 20 seconds and her own American record by 10 seconds. The margin of victory in the race? A whopping minute.
Ledecky, a freshman swimmer at Stanford, finished in 15:03.92, beating runner-up Amanda Richey, a junior from Pittsburgh, who finished in 16:04.25.
The 19-year-old’s time would have placed third in the men’s 1,650-yard freestyle event.
She’s the current world-record holder in the women’s 400-, 800- and 1,500-meter freestyle events and a five-time Olympic gold medalist.
– Kenny Ducey