Confirmed: Adrian to leadoff 400 free relay

UPDATE: It’s been confirmed that Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian will leadoff the heavily anticipated 400 freestyle relay final Sunday.

He will be followed by Michael Phelps, Cullen Jones and Ryan Lochte. The U.S. will have to go sub-48 in all four splits if it wants a chance to claim the gold against the Australians, the favorites and top seed.

UPDATE: Initial Twitter traffic has Nathan Adrian swimming the lead-off leg in the 400 freestyle relay, followed by Cullen Jones, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.

According to an earlier report by Lochte’s agent, the superstar was said to be swimming the anchor leg, but that report has since been pulled back. The final can be seen live during swimming coverage at 11:22 a.m. at NBCOlympics.com.

The team has not officially been announced.

Check back for an update when the team is named.

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