Madison’s current long-course time is faster than her short-course time, it’s 32.27. 8.54 to go to equal that record.
Many have tried. 8.54 isn’t that much to lose on a long-distance race but the shorter the distance, the harder the time.
On the plus-side any woman any age can try to break that record; Madison being 12 now, has 15-20 years to get 9 seconds faster. Let’s see if her dream comes true.