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Katie Ledecky swims fastest 200 free of year

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Katie Ledecky won the 200-meter freestyle at an outdoor meet Saturday in Northern California with the world's fastest time this year.

The five-time Olympic champion touched first in 1 minute, 54.56 seconds in the TYR Pro Swim Series, beating her closest rival by nearly three seconds at the George F. Haines International Swim Center.

Ledecky is competing in her second meet since she turned pro. Last month, she lowered her own world record in the 1,500 free by five seconds in Indianapolis.

She attends nearby Stanford University.