U.S. swimming star Katie Ledecky won her 800-meter freestyle final Friday night by a massive margin, 11.38 seconds.
To put that in some context, here’s five things she could have done in that time while she waited for any of her competitors to finish the same race.
SCORE A HOCKEY PLAYOFF GOAL
This took nine seconds. Brian Skrudland scored just after overtime started to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames in Game 2 of the 1986 Stanley Cup Final.
RUN 100 METERS (IF YOU’RE ELITE, ANYWAY)
The world record for the men’s 100-meter dash entering Saturday was 9.58 seconds; for the women, it was 10.49 seconds.
REVIVE STALE POTATO CHIPS
From the folks at “Popular Mechanics” comes this one: Stale potato chips can be revived in 10 seconds in a microwave oven.
SCORE THREE LACROSSE GOALS
Drexel scored three goals in 11.3 seconds against Penn in the 2014 NCAA tournament.
SCORE EIGHT POINTS AGAINST THE KNICKS
Lest we forget 1996 U.S. Olympian Reggie Miller, and what he did for the Indiana Pacers against the New York Knicks.
Republished with permission of the Associated Press.