Phelps, Lochte stunned in US
Michael Phelps outraced Ryan Lochte in the 200-meter freestyle at the Charlotte UltraSwim on Friday but both US favorites for the London Olympics lost out to hometown hero Ricky Berens.
Berens won in 1min, 47.32secs with Phelps second in 1:48.01 and Lochte sixth in 1:49.70 in a sign that each swimmer was on a different training schedule ahead of the Olympics and the US Olympic trials next month.
“None of this is going to matter,” said Lochte’s coach, Gregg Troy. “No one is going to care what happened in Charlotte in another month and a half.”