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Ledecky just misses record at Pan Pac Swimming Championships

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American super teen Katie Ledecky came close to breaking yet another world record on her way to a majestic freestyle double on the opening night of the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships on Thursday. 

Katie Ledecky (R) and Shannon Vreeland of the US pictured after the 200m freestyle final at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre in Gold Coast, Australia on August 21, 2014

The 17-year-old schoolgirl, who won the 200-metres freestyle final less than an hour earlier, was a body length under world record pace before she tired and finished just 0.35sec outside the record she set in the event in June.

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