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Katie Ledecky breaks U.S. mark in 1,500-meter freestyle
Katie Ledecky breaks U.S. mark in 1,500-meter freestyle

Katie Ledecky took on the most grueling challenge of her swimming career and won three times. The Maryland swimmer pulled away in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle final at the Saturday at the national swimming championships in Indianapolis, winning in 15 minutes 47.15 seconds, posting the fourth fastest time in world history and shattering the one of the oldest long-course championship records in the American book. Janet Evans set the previous mark in March 1988 when she finished in 15:52.10. Twenty-five years, two months, three days later, Ledecky cut that time by nearly 5 full seconds to win another U.S. national title and give herself a chance to become the first American woman to...

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