Phelps Break 100M Butterfly Record

July 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Sports

Michael Phelps World Record

We witnessed history tonight.

Looking at the latest things to do in Indianapolis during our somewhat free day, I found that the US National Swimming Championships were being held about a mile away.  For $8, I bought a general admission ticket and became a swimming fan for an hour and ten minutes.

It was a neat experience and it was amazing to see Phelps in person.  We all know the guy is huge and has a huge appetite but it was very neat to see him perform in person.

As usual, as so it seems from watching the Olympics last year, Phelps took to the starting blocks and began “flapping his wings”.  I really don’t know how else to describe it.

Phelps was well ahead of the pace when as he finished is first fifty meters in about 23 seconds.  At that time, whoever wasn’t standing stood up.

He finished the race with a time of 50:22, beating the world record by .18 seconds.  Peirsol finished 3rd in the 100M Butterfly finals.

We also were able to witness Dara Torres win the 50M freestyle.  She won it in considerable fashion.

Enjoy the video below.