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Matt S
July 11th, 2003, 11:53 AM
All,

I lifted this from the Swiminfo web site:

--- Lane 9 News ---
Here Are Prilukov's Splits for His Euro Record 800m Free -- July 10, 2003

MOSCOW, July 10. THE Russian Swimming Federation supplied the splits to SwimInfo for Yuri Prilukov's European record-breaking swim last week in the 800 meter freestyle:

By 50s
50 meters 0:27.57 (27.57)
100 meters 0:57.39 (29.82)
150 meters 1:27.27 (29.88)
200 meters 1:56.87 (29.60)
250 meters 2:26.90 (30.03)
300 meters 2:56.77 (29.87)
350 meters 3:26.28 (29.51)
400 meters 3:56.05 (29.77)
450 meters 4:25.59 (29.54)
500 meters 4:55.26 (29.67)
550 meters 5:24.91 (29.65)
600 meters 5:54.44 (29.53)
650 meters 6:23.61 (29.17)
700 meters 6:52.89 (29.28)
750 meters 7:21.50 (28.61)
800 meters 7:49.72 (28.22)

By 100s
100 meters 0:57.39 (57.39)
200 meters 1:56.87 (59.48)
300 meters 2:56.77 (59.90)
400 meters 3:56.05 (59.28)
500 meters 4:55.26 (59.21)
600 meters 5:54.44 (59.18)
700 meters 6:52.89 (58.45)
800 meters 7:49.72 (56.83)

By 200s
200 meters 1:56.87 (1:56.87)
400 meters 3:56.05 (1:59.18)
600 meters 5:54.44 (1:58.39)
800 meters 7:49.72 (1:55.28)

By 400s
400 meters 3:56.05 (3:56.05)
800 meters 7:49.72 (3:53.67)

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A couple of comments: not only was this swim a European record, note how Yuri paced it. It was negative split (difficult to do; always impressive). Moreover, note how it broke down by quarters. The first one off the dive is of course fast, but after that see how he builds it by 200's, 2nd-slowest, 3rd-faster, 4th-fastest. This is precisely how my college coach told me to swim a race, and the strategy I had difficulty following. As Darth Vader would say, "Impressive. Very impressive."

Matt

Gareth Eckley
July 13th, 2003, 05:58 PM
Matt,
Yes these are beautiful splits. I wish that my 800 metre swim looked like that. Thank you for your info on the top ranked 1650 yard swimmer. I stand corrected on my statement on knowing of no TI coached swimmer being in the world rankings. BTW, check out my post on 'Sharils' thread on TI, it sure has generated some comment!

cinc3100
July 14th, 2003, 02:08 AM
That's really good, and Russia isn't the best place for swimming these days. The old system wanted to be near the top in sports and of course they shelled out a lot of money for sports. Under the new system national pride by winning in sports is not as important, so they don't spend as much money on sports.

mark_varney47
July 14th, 2003, 05:20 AM
This guy swims 800m faster than I swim 400m.Wow!!!!!