Saturday, September 20, 2014

"This Is Katie F-​-​-ing Ledecky: A Thesis About Kicking Ass" by Brian Phillips in Grantland

The more you read Grantland, the more you realize sports writing is being revolutionized.

You might be wondering why I’m writing about her now, in a non-Olympic year, when she’s back at school and not even swimming in a major event. I have an answer for anyone who’s wondering that, and my answer is this: Pipe down, Horatio; amazing doesn’t keep to your clock. I am writing about her now because lately it’s been too easy to forget that sport is supposed to be a window onto marvels. Katie Ledecky is 17 years old, and she’s one of the best athletes — it’s not an exaggeration — in the history of the world. She is a marvel. Tell me, do you need another reason? Read article here.

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