Watch Michael Phelps Race Video of Personal Best 200 Breast

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Photo Courtesy: Sue Borst

At the 2015 USA Swimming Long Course Summer Nationals,  Michael Phelps finally picked off a record that has long eluded him.  Scott Spann‘s North Baltimore Aquatic Club team record in the men’s 200-meter breast.

Phelps finished fifth tonight in the men’s 200-meter breaststroke with a personal best time of 2:11.30.  That was better than Spann’s previous team record of 2:12.1 that provided some extra motivation for Phelps as plenty of trash talking happened between the two today.

Original 200 breast report:

Craig Benson won tonight’s 200-meter breast with a stellar 2:09.68 at USA Nationals. The Scottish swimmer added 0.58 from his 2:09.10, which stands 11th in the world, but had enough juice to top Will Licon. Licon silvered with a 2:10.02, and was followed closely by Andrew Wilson. Wilson’s fall to third comes as a bit of a surprise after his sub-minute victory in the 100-meter breast and his 2:09.84 swim this morning. The three remained close throughout the race, as the splits indicate.

Benson: 30.50/32.80/34.05/32.33

Licon: 29.44/33.32/32.85/34.31

Wilson: 29.46/32.97/34.18/33.74

Benson’s country-mate Michael Jamieson finished just outside the top three in 2:10.91.

Michael Phelps jumped one spot and dropped over a second to take fifth in 2:11.30. BJ Johnson finished sixth in 2:11.90, ahead of Samuel Tierney (2:13.27) and Chuck Katis (2:13.33).

11 comments

  1. Swimming Winner

    such great comments everyone :

  2. Brian McGuinness

    Or Watch Craig Benson beat Phelps to win US Title…

    • Andrew Wallace

      Excellent last 50. Think I spotted Phelps say to Benson “wish I was British” my lip reading skills aren’t the best though.

    • Brian McGuinness

      No he said “are you from Donnie?”

    • Andrew Wallace

      Lol Benson is not Scottish enough to be from Donnie.

    • Brian McGuinness

      Phelps doesn’t know that though!!

  3. Kristie Wisniewski

    This race really wasn’t about Phelps. He came in 5th. How about the winner gets some recognition? Phelps did great stuff at this meet but this event belongs to someone else.

    • Tyler Yates

      Idk, he beat his lifetime best by over 4 seconds at age 30. Pretty damn impressive. He was only 2 seconds from first and nearly tied everyone between first and fourth. If he took the stroke more seriously he could probably be top in the world.

  4. Gael Wild Ones

    Ven a mexico porfavor :c y dame un autografo porfavor 7o7

  5. Ann O

    Great swim Craig Benson