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Your Weekend Sports Round-Up:Katie Ledecky Smashes World Record in the 800-Meter Freestyle

August 13, 2016

 Katie Ledecky

 

 

In 1968, a teenager in North Dakota watched transfixed as Debbie Meyer won the 200-, 400- and 800-meter freestyle races at the Mexico City Olympics. The next time the teenager, already a competitive swimmer, got in the pool, she cut through the water repeating to herself, “I am Debbie Meyer.”

 

That teenager would grow up to become the mother of Katie Ledecky, who on F