Ryan Lochte stories in the SI Vault

Gold Rush By SI Staff, March 30, 2007 Michael Phelps has spent plenty of time scaling the highest perch of the medal stand. Ryan Lochte was used to stopping a step or two below. Not anymore. Mr. Runner-up is a world champion.

Ryan's Hope By Brian Cazeneuve, March 31, 2007 Lochte stands in way of Phelps' quest for record

Lock Meets Lochte By Kelli Anderson, July 7, 2008 In launching his quest for eight gold medals, Michael Phelps barely held off Ryan Lochte, the best swimmer you've never heard of.

Floundering? By Kelli Anderson, August 16, 2008 Michael Phelps's loss to Ryan Lochte at the nationals should sound a wake-up call for the Olympic champ.

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