Will Licon Enjoyed Racing Behind Michael Phelps – Video Interview

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

While Michael Phelps dominated the 200 IM final on Sunday night at U.S. Nationals in San Antonio, Will Licon won the much-tighter battle for second place. That time was good for 17th in the world rankings and fifth in the domestic sphere, behind Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Conor Dwyer, and Josh Prenot.

Licon spoke after the race about how he turned his meet around after a rough start to his meet on Thursday. He explained why he enjoyed the race so much even though he trailed Phelps by such a large margin. Licon also spoke about dealing with an illness through much of the season and how that has affected him this meet.

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Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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