Ledecky breaks 400m freestyle WR

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epapix iol spt aug23 Ledecky EPA American teenager Katie Ledecky broke her own world record for the women's 400 metres freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships. EPA/DAVE HUNT AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

American teenager Katie Ledecky broke her own world record for the women's 400 metres freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships on Saturday.

The 17-year-old won the final at Australia's Gold Coast in three minutes, 58.37 seconds, slashing almost half a second off the previous world record she set in California earlier this month.

“It's a good feeling,” Ledecky said in a poolside interview. “I was just racing my best time and trying to swim faster.”

Ledecky also holds the women's world record for 800m and 1,500m freestyle. – Reuters


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