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Ryan Lochte wins 200 freestyle gold

Updated: July 26, 2011, 1:19 PM ET
Associated Press

SHANGHAI -- Reality smacked Michael Phelps in the face again, only this time he accepted it. The 14-time Olympic champion didn't like losing the 200-meter freestyle at the world championships again, even if it was to good pal Ryan Lochte.

But Phelps knows he's got more in him and unlike two years ago, he's willing to put in the work to get there.

Phelps led through the first 100 meters of the most eagerly awaited race so far in Shanghai before Lochte took over on the final turn and ...

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