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ROME - AUGUST 02: Ryan Lochte of the United States competes in the Men's 400m Individual Medley Heats during the 13th FINA World Championships at the Stadio del Nuoto on August 2, 2009 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer Ryan Lochte has been building toward the London Games since he walked away from Beijing dissatisfied four years ago. His results - two gold medals, two bronze, a couple of world records and the first individual title of his Olympic career - would be more than enough for most swimmers. Not for the surfer dude from Daytona Beach, Fla. Lochte believed he was capable of so much more, saying, ''I wanted to get faster.'' So he changed his diet - out with his favorite candy and sugary sodas - and intensified his training in and out of the water. Inspired by watching Strongman competitions on television, he incorporated throwing tires and dragging heavy chains into his routine. The results started coming. Last summer, Lochte won five golds, one bronze and set the first world record since high-tech body suits were banned over eight days at the world championships. Most notably, he beat Michael Phelps in both their matchups. But Loch...
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