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Ledecky breaks American record in 500 free

2/7/2014

Olympic gold medalist KKatie Ledecky celebrates her world record in the 1500m free. (small)atie 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.