Ryan Lochte stories in the SI Vault

Lock Meets Lochte By Kelli Anderson, July 07, 2008 In launching his quest for eight gold medals, Michael Phelps barely held off Ryan Lochte, the best swimmer you've never heard of.

Short Reign? By Kelli Anderson, August 02, 2010 New IM king Ryan Lochte is being tested by a knee injury, a young rival and the return of Michael Phelps.

Move Over, Michael By Kelli Anderson, August 30, 2010 With an almost Phelpsian performance in the year's biggest meet, free-spirited Ryan Lochte overtook the king of Beijing as the world's best swimmer -- for now.

Fast Times In Shanghai By Kelli Anderson, July 25, 2011 Dude! Ryan Lochte might be more known for his surfer's attitude and freak injuries than for his gold medals, but expect him to tear up the pool when the World Swimming Championships begin on Sunday.

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