Posted May 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Michael Phelps easily beat Ryan Lochte in their last race before the US Olympic trials. Don't read too much into the results. Heck, Phelps didn't win either. Ricky Berens beat them both to the wall in the 200-meter freestyle at the Charlotte Grand Prix on Friday night, touching in a relatively slow time of 1 minute, 47.32 seconds. Phelps finished second in 1:48.01, while Lochte was far back in sixth place at 1:49.70. "We're all doing different training,'' Phelps said. ''That's how (Lochte) has always done it. I'm sure that's what he's going to do this year. He's somebody who's a very tough racer and, at the right time, he'll be there when it counts.'' Lochte, in fact, put himself at a disadvantage before the race even started by going with a brief instead of a jammer suit like the one worn by Phelps. Also, the Floridian is swimming a much more extensive program in Charlotte than his top rival, who has only one...
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