Katie Ledecky won the 400-meter freestyle on Thursday night for the second title in two days at the USA Swimming Winter National Championships, and fellow Olympic champions, Simone Manuel and Nathan Adrian took the 50 freestyles.
Ledecky, who won gold medals in the 400 and 800 freestyle events at the 2016 Olympics and took the 800 to open the meet on Wednesday, breezed in the 400, finishing in 4 minutes, 35 seconds to win by minutes, 35 seconds to win by more than nine seconds.
Ledecky and Manuel will race against each other on Friday in the 200 freestyle.
Manuel, who tied for the gold medal in the 50 free in Rio, touched in 24.39 to edge Madison Kennedy by nearly a half-second. It was the first event for Manuel since the Pan Pacific meet in Tokyo in August.
“It was a pretty solid time, but there’s definitely room for improvement. I didn’t really have goal times coming into this event,” Manuel said.
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