Ryan Lochte knew there would be obstacles on his way to qualifying for his fourth Olympics. He just wasn't expecting one while trying to get to the U.S. swimming trials. Lochte's plane from Charlotte, North Carolina, was diverted to Kansas City, Missouri, because of an oxygen issue, leaving... - From ABC News
Lochte's plane from Charlotte, North Carolina, was diverted to Kansas City, Missouri, because of an oxygen issue, leaving him and his Swim MAC teammates short of their final destination of Omaha.
The group was supposed to take a bus to Omaha, but Marsh realized that would take too long, so they rented two vehicles to make the trip in three hours.
Instead of arriving by mid-afternoon on Thursday, they didn't get to town until midnight.
"I was in first class, true, but still, it was a long travel day," Lochte said Friday.
"David was always saying to us throughout the year, prepare yourself for the worst, and that's just one thing that we were able to overcome." Lochte's next challenge comes Sunday, the opening day of the trials when he competes in the 400-meter individual medley.