I'm going to miss Phelps, says Ryan Lochte

Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Ryan Lochte has said that he will miss swimming with Michael Phelps, following the Olympic champion's retirement from the sport.

"I've been racing against him for eight years, and every time I go up on the blocks he's right there next to me, so I'm used to it," Us magazine quoted Lochte as saying on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno August 16.

"He's one of the hardest racers I've ever had to come across so I'm definitely going to miss him," he said.

Their rivalry, according to Lochte, is a friendly one.

"We kind of leave everything in the pool," he added. (ANI)