American sprint star Jason Lezak scratched the 50 freestyle prelims on Saturday morning, after placing 6th in the 100 on Friday to earn a spot on the American 400 free relay.
As Aaron Peirsol alluded to in our recap show last night, Lezak is a 100 swimmer. He’s not a 100-200 guy; he’s not a 50-100 guy. He’s a 100 guy. And as recovery becomes tougher and tougher as his 36-year old body continues to age and mature, so coming off of three roudns of the 100 and waking up to do a 50 wouldn’t have been easy.