Friday, August 22, 2008

Coupled with his six from Athens in 2004, Phelps joined compatriots Carl Lewis and Mark Spitz, Finland's Paavo Nurmi and Soviet gymnast Larysa Latynina with nine career golds and the likelihood of more to come. Latynina, 73, faxed Phelps and congratulated him. Carl Lewis said and I quote "I did mine last century. Michael is taking off this new century." What about Spitz? Here's what he said in interview and I quote: "Hey, it's OK -- records are made to be broken, including mine. Thirty-six years is a long time."
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