Ledecky Breaks World Record at World Cup!
By Reach for the Wall staff; Photos by Marcus Chen
Indianapolis- On the final day of Leg 3 of the FINA World Cup, Katie Ledecky put her stamp on the competition with an astounding World Record in the Women’s 800 Freestyle, finishing in 7:57.42, nearly two full seconds ahead of Mireia Belmonte’s 7:59.34 from the 2013 World Cup in Berlin. Her first 400 split of 3:56.64 would have placed 2nd overall in 400 Freestyle race (to herself), so it was evident as she set the pace that something special was unfolding. Here’s her splits as published by FINA:
Thankfully Marcus Chen was on deck to capture the moments to share with you!