Lauren Boyle Sets Controversial 1500 Free SC World Record

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Today, at the Wellington Winter Championships, Commonwealth Games gold medalist Lauren Boyle was reported to have smashed a world record in the short course 1500-meter freestyle event.

Boyle, who will be competing at the Pan Pacific Championships later this month, clocked a 15:22.68 in the women’s 1500-meter freestyle.  That effort crushed Mireia Belmonte Garcia’s record of 15:26.95 set last November at the Spanish Short Course Championships.  Boyle also split an 8:08.05 at the 800-meter mark.

Her record will still require ratification by FINA following a doping test and an official survey of the pool at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre.

This is where the controversy enters the equation.

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