Ledecky breaks American record in 500 free
Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky broke the American record in the women’s 500-yard freestyle Friday at the 2014 D.C. Metro Championships, turning in a time of 4:28.71 in prelims. It was also a meet record, National High School record, and
15-26 national age group record.
The previous American record of 4:30.47 was set by Olympian Katie Hoff in December of 2007. Ledecky will have another chance to break her new record in tomorrow’s finals.