12 Aug 2013

Boyle second again in Berlin

4:10 pm on 12 August 2013

The New Zealand swimmer Lauren Boyle has completed a remarkable two weeks of her career with another world class performance on the second day of the World Cup meet in Berlin.

The 25-year-old was second in the 400 metres freestyle, for the second day in a row finishing behind Spanish star Belmonte Garcia who again broke a world record in the process.

Garcia beat Boyle in the 800 on Sunday.

Boyle took the challenge to the classy field, leading until the 350m mark before Garcia lifted with a superb final 50 metres to win in 3:54.52, breaking the previous world record by 33/100ths of a second.

The New Zealander was second in 3:55.31, just a blink of the eye slower than the national record she set in Eindhoven earlier in the week.