Katie Ledecky Breaks 400m Freestyle World Record

Updated: 10 August 2014 10:06 IST

Teenage American swimmer Katie Ledecky broke the previous record of 3:59.15, set by Italian Federica Pellegrini on July 26, 2009 in the era of the now-banned high-tech bodysuits.

Katie Ledecky Breaks 400m Freestyle World Record
Katie Ledecky celebrates her win and world record time in the Women's 400 Meter Freestyle Final during the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships at the Woollett Aquatic Center on August 9, 2014 in Irvine, California. © AFP

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Topics : Swimming
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