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Katie Ledecky Is So Fast That On TV It Looks Like She's Alone In The Pool

This is ridiculous.

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In case you missed it, Katie Ledecky won ANOTHER gold medal at the Olympics, setting a world record in the 800-meter freestyle. But perhaps the most insane thing was how far ahead of her competitors she was.

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For context, here's a normal swimming event at the Olympics:

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And this is Katie during her 800-meter freestyle final:

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FYI, she's in the pool with the fastest swimmers in the world, and she's so far ahead they're not even on the TV screen:

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A reminder that there are SEVEN other swimmers in the pool with her:

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Like, doesn't it look like she has the pool to herself?

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She had to wait almost 12 seconds before the next swimmer, Great Britain's Jazmin Carlin, touched the wall to win silver:

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Basically, this is Katie waiting for everyone else in the pool to finish:

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Her face after the race sums it all up. Congrats on another gold, Katie!

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Watch Michael Phelps swim for the last time tonight in primetime at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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