Spanish Mireia Belmonte breaks 1500 free world record
Fabio Terrone
Mireia Belmonte of Spain set a world record of 15:26.95 in the women's 1500 metres freestyle at the short-course Nationals

Mireia Belmonte of Spain has set a world record in the women's 1500 metres freestyle at the short-course national championships in Castellón.

Belmonte touched in 15:26.95 today.

The previous mark of 15:28.65 was set by Lotte Friis of Denmark at the 2009 Nationals.

World record evolution (Time, Name/Nationality, Place, Date):
15:26.95 Mireia Belmonte ESP Castellón 29.11.13
15:28.65 Lotte Friis DEN Birkeröd 28.11.09
15:32.90 Ziegler Kate USA Essen 12.10.07
15:42.39 Manaudou Laure FRA La Roche-sur-Yon 20.11.04
15:43.31 Schneider Petra GDR Gainesville 01.10.82