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Frosted Flakes: The Greatness of Katie Ledecky and Spring Football

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The Olympics can’t come soon enough

TYR Pro Swim Series at Mission Viejo - Day 4 Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

We need to stop and recognize the greatness of Kaite Ledecky.

On Sunday she swam the 1,500 meter freestyle and touched the wall at 15:40:55. She then waited for over 20 seconds for the second place finisher to touch the wall. That swim is the fastest recorded in the world this year.

As stated in the article below, she also swam the 400m freestyle in under 4 minutes. This has only been accomplished by a woman 25 times, and Katie Ledecky has been that woman 20 of those times.

Katie Ledecky swims her fastest 400m free in years, while rival recovers
https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2021/04/10/katie-ledecky-swimming-mission-viejo/?utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR1_UzUg2pM6K9Ufmy7726B3aeokiGe1DkY3ja9xCADlQ80oTyi68mWwM7Q

I cannot wait to watch her in the Olympics this year. Once again she is going to have her greatness on display and it’s going to be awesome.

Here are your flakes.

Nebraska

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