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Michael Phelps finishes sixth

Updated: May 13, 2011, 10:50 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Michael Phelps was in Lane 1 in Charlotte on Friday. His focus, though, was about 10,000 miles away.

Coming off a rare 200-meter butterfly loss last month in Michigan, Phelps finished sixth -- 1.34 seconds behind winner Dominik Meichtry -- in the 200 freestyle final on Friday at the Charlotte UltraSwim at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center.

Phelps, working toward the World Championships in Shanghai in July, watched rising stars Ricky Berens and Ryan Lochte log impressive ...

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