American Ledecky smahes record in 1,500m freestyle at worlds

Katie Ledecky, 16, finished in 15:36.53, more than six seconds ahead of the previous record.

Meilutyte just missed the world record she set the previous night in the semifinals of the 100 breast, winning in 1:04.42. Russia's Yuliya Efimova was next in 1:05.02, while Hardy - the former world-record holder - pulled out a bronze in 1:05.52.

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