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|Phelps Wins Third Gold in Competition
|IRVINE, Calif. (AP) -- Michael Phelps led all the way in winning the 100-meter butterfly at the Pan Pacific championships. That's his third gold medal of the meet.
The world and Olympic champion touched in 50.86 seconds, erasing American Ian Crocker's meet record of 51.47 set four years ago.
Ryan Lochte, the Olympic champion, won his fourth gold medal, taking the 200-meter backstroke in 1 minute, 54.12 seconds, the world's fastest time this year.
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