Ryan Lochte beats Michael Phelps in 400 IM

OMAHA – The Greeks, who gave us the Olympics, knew a thing or two about heroes. They’re great when they’re unbeatable, like Michael Phelps in Beijing, but also great when proven mortal, like Phelps on Monday night.

Ryan Lochte, the man Phelps used to leave in his wake, won the 400-meter individual medley at the Olympic swim trials, though Phelps finished second and qualified for the U.S. team. That means the 400 IM that matters, the one for Mount Olympus, will pit Lochte and Phelps versus each other, and the world, in London next month.

“Whenever I go on the blocks, I always feel I can win,” Lochte said. “So I knew I was capable of doing it and it happened. But that race is over. I’m not even thinking about that race anymore. I got so many more races left in this meet.” read more […]