London 2012, US Olympic Swimming: 5 Things About 15-Year-Old Katie Ledecky

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London 2012, US Olympic Swimming: 5 Things About 15-Year-Old Katie Ledecky
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To be 15 and the nation's best swimmer in the 800-meter freestyle is just crazy.

Katie Ledecky, a high school sophomore, has done just that and will be one of the most intriguing stories heading into the London Olympics. The Maryland native won the event at the Olympic Trials by over two seconds and is eyeing a trip to the medal stand before she can legally drive.

Here are five things to know about her.

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