Ledecky breaks 1500 meters freestyle world record

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Posted: Aug 04, 2015 12:57 PM

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - American Katie Ledecky set a world record for the women’s 1500 meters freestyle at the world swimming championships on Tuesday.

Ledecky’s time of 15 minutes 25.48 seconds broke the previous record of 15:27.71 she set in the 1500m heats on Monday.

(Reporting by Rod Gilmour, editing by Pritha Sarkar)