The names most often above Tyler Clary's at major meets have been Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. But on Thursday night, his resolve finally led him to his first Olympic gold medal.
Allison Schmitt won her first gold Tuesday in dominating fashion. Even then, she wasn't the biggest name in the pool.
A winning relay can be an excellent cure for individual event ills. Just ask Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps.
Tyler Clary's performance in the most punishing event in swimming would have put him on any other Olympic team in the world, but he couldn't top Ryan Lochte or Michael Phelps ... again.
What is driving Michael Phelps to compete in another Olympic Games? The 14-time Olympic goal medalist spoke to ESPN.com's Bonnie D. Ford about the road ahead.
It has been almost a month since Fran Crippen drowned in an open water race in the United Arab Emirates, and evidence is mounting that change is desperately needed.