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Ledecky breaks 1500m world record

Updated: Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 11:54 | Comments

Katie Ledecky took six seconds off the women's 1500m freestyle world record on Sunday
Katie Ledecky took six seconds off the women's 1500m freestyle world record on Sunday

American teenager Katie Ledecky broke a second world record in less than 24 hours when she bettered her own mark for the women's 1500m freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships in Australia on Sunday.
              
The 17-year-old hacked almost six seconds off the previous world record, which she set in Texas in June, when she charged through the 30-lap event in 15 minutes, 28.36 seconds.
              
Ledecky also broke her 400m world record on Saturday and came within a whisker of eclipsing her 800m world best on Thursday.
              
She has won five gold medals at the Pan Pacs, being held at Australia's Gold Coast. 

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