Web Extra: Lochte, coach an unlikely pair

Road to the Olympics

Ryan Lochte and his new sprint coach, David Marsh, are quite the unlikely pair.

While coaching at Auburn University for 17 years, Marsh has faced Lochte, a former Florida Gator, many times.

Now, the Florida graduate chooses to train under his former college rival.

“What’s funny is he was the head coach for Auburn University when I was at the University of Florida. So when I was in college we were always going against each other and bumping heads. Now, I wasn’t a really big fan of him because I went to Flordia, but now he’s my coach so I mean it’s kind of funny,” Lochte reflected on the unusual situation. “He’s a great sprint coach, and the reason why I went to train under him is because I wanted to try different events. He’s a great coach and he can get me into those events that I want to do.”

Lochte plans to continue pushing himself with the help of Marsh in five events in Rio.

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