The future is now

Once thought of as a 2016 contender, Katie Ledecky, 15, is pushing for London

Updated: December 17, 2012, 3:26 PM ET
By Dan Friedell | ESPNHS

Katie Ledecky doesn't get interviewed much.

Asked to name a hidden talent, the rising sophomore at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart (Bethesda, Md.) stumbles around a bit, and in spite of a few suggestions from her coach, Yuri Suguiyama, eventually gives up.

Not singing, not dancing, not even, jokingly, lawn darts.

Perhaps when you're just 15 and one of the best 200-, 400- and 800-meter freestyle swimmers in the U.S., one talent -- winning races ...

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