Ryan Lochte beats Michael Phelps

Updated: August 7, 2010, 1:13 AM ET
Associated Press

IRVINE, Calif. -- Ryan Lochte finally fended off Michael Phelps in the individual medley.

Lochte beat his rival for the first time in a long-course medley at a major meet, winning the 200-meter IM at the U.S. national championships on Friday night.

Lochte touched in 1 minute, 54.84 seconds, with Phelps second in 1:55.94. Their times were the two fastest in the world this year, while Lochte's time was fifth-quickest ever.

"Every time I go on the blocks I think I can win," Lochte ...

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