Doordash Stock- Katie Ledecky beat her opponents by 26 seconds in her latest race. Here are 18 ways she could’ve spent that extra time.
Katie Ledecky walloped her 1500-meter free competition at the TY Pro Swim Series in Mission Viejo.
After finishing the race, Ledecky waited 26 seconds before the second-place swimmer arrived.
Here are 18 ideas for how the five-time Olympic gold medalist could have used that extra time.
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If she moved quickly, Ledecky could’ve ordered a delicious post-race meal on DoorDash, GrubHub, Uber Eats, Seamless, or the like.
She could have broken the 50-meter freestyle world record currently held by Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom (right) with more than two seconds to spare.
Or texted some smack-talk to the competition – and even added in a sassy GIF.
In those 26 seconds, Ledecky could have sharpened down five pencils at record speed.
Or scored a goal against Manchester City – assuming she played for Aston Villa.
She could have watched world record holder Yusheng Du solve a Rubik’s Cube seven times.
Or looked on as a NASCAR pit crew changed all four tires and refueled – twice.
Source: Car and Driver
Ledecky even could have completed a home run trot, assuming she rounds the bases at average MLB speed.
Source: Baseball Prospectus
And we know she could’ve swum across the pool while balancing a glass of chocolate milk on her head.
Or watched Team USA teammate Allyson Felix run two 100-meter dashes or a single 200-meter race.
Source: World Athletics
She also could’ve followed me on Twitter – it’s @mercash22, Katie.
Or found a friend and played a round of “Pat-a-Cake.”
Of course, she could have listened to Shel Silverstein’s aptly named “26 Second Song.”
If she had a microwave handy, she could’ve easily peeled some garlic using a microwave hack.
Source: Insider, Huffington Post
And with a little bit of soap and warm water, Ledecky could have washed her hands while following proper CDC guidelines.
Read more: How to wash your hands and how long it takes to get clean
And whether she knew it or not, her body generated approximately 52 million red blood cells in those 26 seconds.
How about taking and posting a selfie or two, Katie?
Or fitting in a few practice starts off the blocks, as you did early on in the pandemic?
But Ledecky chose perhaps the most fulfilling way to spend the 26 seconds – relishing her victory.
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