Katie Ledecky Sets 1,500 Meters Freestyle World Record

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Reuters
American teenager Katie Ledecky set a world record to win gold in the women's 1,500 meters freestyle at the world championships in Barcelona on Tuesday.

American teenager Katie Ledecky

American teenager Katie Ledecky set a world record to win gold in the women's 1,500 meters freestyle at the world championships in Barcelona on Tuesday.

The 16-year-old touched in a time of 15 minutes 36.53 seconds to smash the previous best of 15:42.54 set by compatriot Kate Ziegler in 2007.