Mireia Belmonte 7:59.34 and first woman ever under 8 min in the 800 free

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Tonight at the FINA 2013 World Cup leg in Berlin, Germany, Spain’s Mireia Belmonte broke the women’s 800 meter freestyle World record, clocking 7:59.34 to become the first woman ever under 8 minutes in the 800 free. Old record was Camille Muffat’s 8:01.06 from November 2012. See the result list here.

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