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Bethesda's Katie Ledecky is poised to be one of the biggest stars at the Rio Olympics, but there's nothing flashy about her away from the pool. She has yet to get her driver's license, enjoys playing board games, is a fan of Bruce Springsteen, and has no plans to cash in on her expected success. (Associated Press Photographs)

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FILE — In this May 14, 2016, file photo, Katie Ledecky gets out of the pool after winning the 400-meter freestyle at the Atlanta Classic swim meet in Atlanta. Ledecky is poised to be one of the biggest stars at the Rio Olympics, but there's nothing flashy about her away from the pool. She has yet to get her driver's license, enjoys playing board games, is a fan of Bruce Springsteen, and has no plans to cash in on her expected success. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

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United States' swimmer Katie Ledecky, right, poses for a photo with fans ahead of the final night of racing at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. Ledecky won five gold medals at the 2015 championships. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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Katie Ledecky of the U.S. points into the crowd after she set a new world record in her women's 1500m freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Ledecky won the race setting a new world record of 15 minutes, 28.36 seconds.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

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Katie Ledecky of the U.S. smiles after she set a new world record in her women's 1500m freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Ledecky won the race setting a new world record of 15 minutes, 28.36 seconds.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

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Katie Ledecky of the U.S. smiles after she set a new world record in her women's 1500m freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Ledecky won the race setting a new world record of 15 minutes, 28.36 seconds.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

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Katie Ledecky of the U.S. points into the crowd after she set a new world record in her women's 1500m freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Ledecky won the race setting a new world record of 15 minutes, 28.36 seconds.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

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Katie Ledecky of the U.S. right, and team mate Cierra Runge embrace after Ledecky set a new world record in her women's 400m freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Ledecky set a new world record of 3:58.37 ahead of Runge and Lauren Boyle of New Zealand.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

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Katie Ledecky of the U.S. swims during her women's 200m freestyle at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2013 file photo, Katie Ledecky of the United States holds the FINA Best Female Swimmer of the event trophy at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. The 17-year-old Olympic champion announced her commitment Thursday, May 15, 2014, to swim for Stanford after she graduates from high school next year. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

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United States' Katie Ledecky holds up her gold medal after winning the women's 800-meter freestyle swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)