Janet Evans still has it
Janet Evans hasn’t lost her touch for breaking world records, setting Masters marks in the 35-39 age group 15 years after her last competitive race. The four-time Olympic gold medalist swam the 400-meter freestyle in 4 minutes, 23.82 seconds Saturday at the Janet Evans Invitational in Fullerton, Calif., and four hours later she shattered the 800-freestyle record with a time of 8:59.06. “I think it really shows me where my training is and it’s right about where I thought it was,” Evans said. The 39-year-old mother of two returned to the pool in October in an attempt to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. The 400 Saturday was her first competitive race since the 1996 Games.
– Associated Press