Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Not to keep beating a dead horse...

...but just wanted to point out another thing that made Michael Phelps' accomplishment so amazing. Not only did he have to win eight medals to break Mark Spitz's record, he had only signed up for eight events.

No wiggle room there.

Not only would he have to win eight golds, he'd have to do it in every single race he was swimming. As we all know now, after watching Aqua Man swim, that monumental task seems like it should have been a foregone conclusion, but it must have been a daunting goal a week ago, even for the best athlete.

And Phelps just might be the best athlete.

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