Ryan Lochte goes all out with grueling triple

OMAHA – A handful of weeks ago, Ryan Lochte and his coach thought up a pretty crazy idea. Lochte could swim three extremely physically demanding races in one night with multiple Olympic berths on the line – if everything went according to plan. And it did. Lochte qualified for both the 200-meter backstroke and the […]

Phelps wins again, but Lochte has more impressive night at trials

OMAHA — It may have been Michael Phelps’s 27th birthday, but it was the sellout crowd of 14,335 at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center that got a treat on Saturday. In another head-to-head race with Ryan Lochte that delivered suspense and goosebumps are there two other athletes anywhere who so reliably deliver on their hype? Phelps won […]

Ryan Lochte: A new legacy

Alexis Footman Fresno Sports Examiner 13 years after 14-year-old Ryan Lochte lost at the Junior Olympics, he has become one of the world’s best swimmers competing in both national and international competitions every year. Now 27-years-old Lochte has won six Olympic medals (three gold, two silver, one bronze). He currently holds the world record for […]

Ryan Lochte beats swim superstar Michael Phelps again

Ryan Lochte again got the better of Michael Phelps on Tuesday, but said his real 200m freestyle test against the 14-time Olympic gold medalist was yet to come at the US Olympic swimming trials. Lochte edged Phelps by two-hundredths of a second in the semi-finals of the 200m free, which Phelps won four years ago […]

Ryan Lochte: The man who can beat Michael Phelps in London

Who is Ryan Lochte? He’s the laid-back Floridian who likes to drag 535-pound boat chains and toss beer kegs over his head. He’s the guy who has made swimming cool thanks to his affinity for style, the spotlight and just having a good time while swimming 72,000 meters a week. He’s the one who would […]

Ryan Lochte beats Michael Phelps again, this time in semis

By Erik Brady, USA TODAY OMAHA – A high-rise image of Michael Phelps hovers over these Olympic trials on a hotel building across the street from the CenturyLink Center. What’s missing is a paired image of Ryan Lochte. Once upon a time, Phelps stood alone. These days, his name flows with Lochte’s as easily as […]

Ryan Lochte defeats Michael Phelps in Olympic trials showdown

Ryan Lochte took the first round of his hotly-anticipated summer showdown with Michael Phelps, defeating the two-time defending Olympic champion in the 400 IM to open the U.S. Olympic trials in Omaha. The 27-year-old from Florida led from the outset of the grueling race to touch in 4:07.06, nearly a full body length ahead of […]

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 […]