Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 2/18/12
COLUMBIA, Mo. Almost four years have passed since Jason Lezak became an international star, but he slid into a chair with a green towel wrapped around his chest knowing there is more work to be done to realize another Olympics dream. His comeback in the 400-meter freestyle relay to edge France's Alain Bernard at the Beijing Games kept Michael Phelps' hopes alive for a record eight gold medals. Since, Lezak has learned to balance fame with focus in his attempt to earn a fourth Olympics appearance. Last Saturday, a plastic ice pack was placed around Lezak's right knee after he climbed from the pool at the Mizzou Aquatic Center following a second-place finish in a 50-meter freestyle heat. The Missouri Grand Prix was his first competitive meet in six months he finished third in the 50-meter freestyle and seventh in the 100-meter freestyle and he wanted to use to experience to learn more about his progress in advance of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials to be held June 25-July 2 in Omaha...
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