After 14-Month Suspension, Lochte Wins 27th Career National Title


Ryan Lochte insists he’s a changed man. He said he has everything he has ever wanted now that’s he’s sober, married and the father of two children, including a baby girl born in June.

One of the most decorated swimmers in Olympic history, Lochte’s approach to the sport has changed. He said it’s now something he does for fun. It’s no longer his main priority.

While his life is much different, Lochte showed Sunday he’s still the swimmer to beat in the 200-meter individual medley.

A day after celebrating his 35th birthday, Lochte continued his comeback from a 14-month suspension and won the 200 IM in 1:57.76 on the final day of the Phillips 66 National Championships in Stanford, California.

“It feels good to be back racing, be back in the sport that I love,” Lochte told NBC after the race.

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