Event: 200-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 1,500-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle relay
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Hometown: Bethesda, Md.
High School: Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart (Bethesda, Md.) '15
College: Stanford University
- London 2012 Olympic Games, gold (800-meter freestyle)
- 2015 FINA World Championships, gold (200-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 1,500-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle relay)
- 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, gold (200-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 1,500-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle relay)
- 2013 FINA World Championships, gold (400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 1,500-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle relay)
- 2013 FINA Athlete of the Year for swimming
Personal: Daughter of David and Mary Gen Ledecky…Mother swam at the University of New Mexico…Has one older brother, Michael, who is also a swimmer and attends Harvard College…Began swimming at age 6 with her brother for a summer league swim team…Favorite sports team is the Washington Capitals…Serves meals to the homeless once a month and collects, assembles and repairs bicycles for developing countries…Volunteers with the Wounded Warrior Project at the Walter Reed Bethesda Naval Medical Center.
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Katie Ledecky Wins Mesa 800-Meter Free By Nearly 15 Seconds
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The win marked Ledecky's third win in as many days at the Arena Pro Swim Series meet.
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