What a race! Ryan Lochte went out really fast, clearing a body length lead into the breaststroke.Michael Phelps has always been a back half swimmer, despite his breaststroke being his worst of the four strokes. It came down to the final 25 meters as Phelps was gaining quickly on Lochte. At the touch, it was Ryan Lochte with the second fastest time in the world at 1:56.50. Michael Phelps was just behind him at 1:56.55. Tyler Clary finished third at 1:57.94, and Conor Dwyer was fourth with his time of 1:58.03.
Chase Kaliz finished fifth with his time of 1:58.85 and Josh Prenot was sixth at 1:59.09. Kyle Whitaker and Tynan Stewart were 7th and 8th at 1:59.44 and 2:01.25.
Gunnar Bentz brought it home under 28 seconds to win the B-final of the men’s 200 IM at 1:59.19. Max Williamson was second at 2:00.12.
Jay Litherland won a close race in the C-final of the men’s 200 IM with his time of 2:01.95.