Gonna take a sentimental journey
Gonna set my heart at ease
Gonna make a sentimental journey
To renew old memories
-- From the classic 1945 No. 1 hit song, “Sentimental Journey”
OMAHA, Neb. – They should have cleared everyone else out of the pool, leaving Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte in a match race, because that is what Friday night’s final of the 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Swimming turned out to be.
No one expected anything else from the two men who have battled each other for global supremacy in the event over 13 years, creating the greatest rivalry in the history of their sport.
And the two 31-year-olds now have a chance to do it one more time at the 2016 Olympics next month in Rio.
“It isn’t over,” Lochte said. “We’ve still got another month to put everything together and really give the world a show.”
There never has been a longer-running hit in the sport.
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