publication date: Thursday, February 7, 2013 (part of Winter 2013)
clue: This DC-born swimmer with a golden smile has swum 800 meters faster than any other American.
explanation: Ledecky won a gold medal in 800 meters freestyle at the 2012 Olympics, with the fastest time of any American in that event's history. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Erik Bates