The difference between the 200 freestyle and the 1,500 freestyle is like the difference between a marathon and a sprint. Imagine Usain Bolt going out and winning one of those long-distance running events at the Olympics, the ones usually dominated by Kenyans and Ethiopians, and then turning around the next night and winning the 100 meters. It’d be unprecedented. It’d be unthinkable. Yet, that’s basically what 18-year-old swim superstar Katie Ledecky did on Wednesday night at the world swimming championships in Russia.
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