Mack Horton, 14 and 15:37.71 in the 1500 free


At the Australian age group nationals in Adelaide yesterday, 14-year-old Mack Horton set an impressive Australian age group record, clocking 15:37.71 in the 1500 long course freestyle. This wiped 10 seconds of his previous age group record in the age-group 14 and below. In comparison, Grant Hackett in 1996 clocked a very impressive 15:30.63 a month before his 16th birthday, finishing 5th at Australia’s Olympic trials then. Read more here on


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