Phelps, Hoff Smash Records in Omaha

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2008 10:53 AM CDT
Phelps, Hoff Smash Records in Omaha
Michael Phelps, right, celebrates with Ryan Lochte after winning.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Records fell at the Olympic trials in Omaha yesterday as both Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff triumphed in the 400 IM, USA Today reports. Each swimmer had a personal motivation: Phelps took almost a second of his own world record, and Hoff recaptured the record from Stephanie Rice.

Phelps bested friend Ryan Lochte, who would have had his own world record if the star hadn't competed. All wore the vaunted Speedo LZR swimsuit, credited with aiding swimmers shatter records left and right this year. (More Michael Phelps stories.)

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