verb, adjective - Negative split is the act of swimming (or running or cycling) the second half of a race, swim or event faster than the first half. Negative splitting takes discipline and practice to conserve energy and curb enthusiasm in the first half.
The elite men in the Olympic Marathon Swimming 10 km usually negative split their race, swimming the last 5 km much faster than the first.
She executed her negative-split strategy to perfection when she came back to win the race.
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