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Phelps edges Cochrane in Santa Clara

Updated: June 13, 2009, 11:03 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Michael Phelps is his own worst critic, even after a victory.

The 14-time Olympic gold medalist held off a late charge by his rivals to win the 400-meter freestyle Saturday at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix.

Phelps cruised to an early lead, but he had to dig in over the final 100 meters to win in 3 minutes, 48.05 seconds under sunny, windy conditions at the outdoor pool.

It was his second victory of the meet, having won the 200 butterfly by a ...

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