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Dara Torres breaks own U.S. record in 50-meter butterfly

posted July 15, 2009 @ 5:06 AM  |  Elite Level Competition category

~By Sharon Robb

Dara Torres was inspired by the crowd sticking around for time trials after the USA Swimming National Championships had officially ended late Saturday in Indianapolis. After nearly two days of rest, the five-time Olympian from Parkland broke the U.S. record in the 50-meter butterfly for the second time in four weeks.

Torres, 42, wanted to do a time trial to see if she could make her second event for the world championships later this month. She swam the world's third all-time fastest in 25.50 seconds and may add that to her 50 freestyle schedule in Rome. She was just .13 off the world record.

Read on at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel


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