The Marshall Plan: World Records
Nov. 25, 2009
SINGAPORE, China-- Stanford Alum Peter Marshall finished in third place at the World Cup and pocketed $30,000 for his efforts, which has included three world records in the 50 backstroke.
Marshall's latest effort was in Singapore this past weekend to closeout the five-meet Cup with a time of 22.61, eclipsing his own mark of 22.73. Marshall has now broken the world record four times over the last 13 months, including three times during this year's World Cup.
The record, which has fallen six times since last October was 23.24 by Australia's Robert Hurley. Marshall topped it three times previously, at 23.05 (Stockholm, 2008), 22.75 (South Africa, 2009) and 22.73 (Stockholm, 2009).
Cameron Van de Burgh of South Africa won this year's World Cup for the second-straight year with 163 points, Roland Schoeman, also of South Africa, was second with 131 points, while Marshall was third with 126.