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Katinka Hosszú's Ridiculous Record-Breaking 400 IM, Visualized

Hungarian Katinka Hosszú smashed the women’s 400 IM record last night by 2.07 seconds, the biggest leap in world record progression since East German Petra Schneider’s performance at Moscow in 1980. To illustrate just how fast Hosszú was in comparison to previous champions, we’ve matched up the previous three times we watched the 400 IM world record set at the Olympics. It’s breathtaking.

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