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Lochte wins 'real show' vs. Phelps

Updated: July 28, 2012, 8:36 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

LONDON -- For four years, Ryan Lochte had put in the work. He flipped tires, pulled chains, stopped going to fast-food restaurants and did everything he could to help his body prepare to beat Michael Phelps in swimming's most grueling race, the 400-meter individual medley.

He would lie in bed or sit on the leather couch in his house with his docile Doberman, Carter, and picture what the opening night of the 2012 Olympics would look like. There he would be, standing atop the podium, ...

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