Katie Ledecky is 23 years old and has already secured herself in swimming history. She has five Olympic gold medals, 15 world championship gold medals -- the most in history for a female swimmer -- and has world records in the women's 400-, 800-, and 1,500-meter freestyle. Not too shabby.
She has now done something arguably more impressive than anything listed above: She swam the length of a pool with a glass of chocolate milk on her head without spilling it.
I don't know how many takes this took, with her level of talent I imagine only one, and I don't know how a person even discovers they have this talent. But leave it to Katie, she got it done.
Take a look at the very impressive video:
This is Katie Ledecky swimming the length of a pool without spilling a single drop of the chocolate milk balanced on her head.— Joshua Axelrod (@jaxel222) August 3, 2020
Sometimes you think you’ve seen it all in sports, and then you come across what might be the most athletic thing I’ve ever seen
I still have so many questions, including what benefits this actually has. That being said, I'm about as far removed from an Olympic swimmer as a person can be, so I'll trust she knows what she's doing.
Ledecky cleared up some of these questions when spoke about why she decided to do this, saying it was a challenge she came up with to kick off the Got Milk challenge.
"To kick got milk? off in a new and fresh way, my friends at milk asked if I wanted to help kick off the #gotmilkchallenge," she said (via J-14). "I thought it would be fun to see if I could swim a full lap while balancing a glass of chocolate milk on my head – trying not to spill any – and it was a success! It's my first time on TikTok, so I can't wait to see what else people can do with milk."