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Lochte beats Phelps in 400m medley


WASHINGTON: Ryan Lochte edged out Michael Phelps in the mens 400m individual medley at the US Olympic swimming trials.

Lochte took the lead on the breaststroke leg of the fourstroke event and held off Phelps in the closing freestyle to win

in four minutes 7.06 seconds Monday, reported Xinhua.

Phelps was second in 4: 07.89, securing an Olympic berth. Tyler Clary, runner- up of the event at Shanghai worlds last year behind Lochte, was the odd man out, finishing third in 4: 09.92.