Keeping Up With Katie: One Year Later, Ledecky Reasserts Dominance

In her first full meet in almost a year, five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky picked up right where she left off, winning the 1500 meter freestyle at the Pro Series event in San Antonio by more than 21 seconds.

The 1500 meter freestyle is Ledecky’s most dominant event. She owns the ten fastest times in the history of the 1500 and only lost one time ever – when she was 13 – according to NBC Sports.

Two weeks shy of her 24th birthday, Ledecky is preparing for the Tokyo Games this summer. The Games were moved from last summer because of the COVID pandemic.

The Bethesda native took advantage of her newfound free time and graduated from Stanford with an undergraduate degree in psychology in November.

Ledecky is entered in three other events this week: the 400 meeter, 200 meter and 800 meter freestyles.

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Joe Yasharoff

About Joe Yasharoff

Joe Yasharoff is MCM's Director of Content and Operations. He is also an adjunct journalism professor at the University of Maryland. Previously, Joe was the Managing Editor at NBC Sports Washington and Executive Sports Producer at FOX5 (WTTG-TV). He hosts the MoCo's Most Famous podcast for MCM.


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