Speed At Any Distance

Speed At Any Distance

Not only did Katie Ledecky swim the fastest 200m freestyle split during the 800m freestyle relay, but she also expectedly and easily won the 1500m freestyle in 15:30.15 at the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. But behind the Olympic champion, five of the seven finalists are dual pool + open water swimmers: Katie Grimes, Lani Pallister, Moesha Johnson, Viviane Jungblut, and Kristel Köbrich.

1500m Results:

  1. Katie Ledecky (25, USA) 15:30.15
  2. Katie Grimes (16, USA) 15:44.89
  3. Lani Pallister (20, Australia) 15:48.96
  4. Moesha Johnson (24, Australia) 15:55.75
  5. Simona Quadarella (23, Italy) 16:03.84
  6. Beatriz Dizotti (22, Brazil) 16:05.22
  7. Viviane Jungblut (25, Brazil) 16:13.89
  8. Kristel Köbrich (36, Chile) 16:20.24

Johnson, Jungblut and Grimes will face off again in the 10 km marathon swim later in the Championship program.

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