Murdoch and Peaty Break Records


In a furious final seeing 200m winner and 50m World Record Holder, Adam Peaty, swim against Ross Murdoch, 200m Commonwealth Record Holder, as well as Olympian Craig Benson, 200m Silver Medallist Andrew Willis and talent James Wilby, you would expect something special.

With a strong swim from the start, pushed all the way by Murdoch, Peaty saw another World Record fall in a phenomenal time of 57.92, the first man to ever go sub 58 seconds. Ross followed in a new Scottish Record and huge PB of 59.13, making the qualifying time easily for the World Championships later this Summer in Russia.

Watch Adam Peaty's World Record breaking performance below:

Video © Craig Morten 2015 - available also on youtube here.

The result places Adam and Ross at the top of this year's world rankings for the 100m Breaststroke, Ross' time over half a second faster than ranked third Yasuhiro Koseki from Japan at 59.73.

World Rankings 2015:

          1.     Adam Peaty (GBR) 57.92
          2.     Ross Murdoch (GBR) 59.12
          3.     Yasuhiro Koseki (JPN) 59.73
          4.     Camero Van Der Burgh (RSA) 59.78
          4.     Felipe Lima (BRA) 59.78
          6.     Caba Siladji (SRB) 59.79
          7.     Felipe Franca da Silva 59.84
          8.     Cody Miller (USA) 59.92
          9.     Ryo Tateishi (JPN) 1:00.04
          10.   Xiang Lee (CHN) 1:00.13

Talking with Ross after the race, it was clear he was ecstatic with his performance, being a new Scottish record and a personal best performance. He was also thrilled for Adam and for what he had achieved, proud to have just been part of the moment Adam made history, and excited to see what could be to come in the future.

"Also huge respect for @RossMurdoch_ pushed me right to the end! Let's move it on again for Kazan mate! #respect #startedfromthebottom" - Adam Peaty on Twitter

"@adam_peaty #OurTime" - Ross Murdoch on Twitter

In the end it was James Wilby who took Bronze behind Ross, just taking Craig Benson by a fraction, in 1:00.31 to Craig's 1:00.51. Andrew Willis took 5th, Christopher Steeples 6th, Calum Tait 7th and Mark Tully 8th.

Many familiar faces will also line up tomorrow for the 50m Breaststroke, including Peaty, Murdoch, Wilby and Willis; and with one world record already in the bag for Adam, we could well be seeing more records fall as the swimmers ride off of their own success - the current world record for 50m breaststroke is held by Adam Peaty at 26.62.

Live results from the British Championships are available here.

Tags: World Record, Ross Murdoch, Adam Peaty, Qualifying, British Champs 2015, sub 58, PB