Any thought Nathan Adrian would be hurting because of his transcontinental jet lag, guess again.
Adrian, the Bremerton native and multiple Olympic gold medalist, won the 100-meter freestyle by a half-body length over Michael Phelps at the Santa Clara Invitational, an Arena Grand Prix meet, Friday evening. Adrian won in 48.17 seconds, just off the 48.08 he posted in the Mare Nostrum Series that had him in Monaco, France and Spain the last two weeks.
Nathan was first at the split, 22.96 and stayed ahead the rest of the way. You can watch the video from swimswam.com here.
Up next is Saturday’s 50 free.
I’m guessing this will be closer, but Nathan will pull it out. I haven’t been wrong so far.