8/8/8: Five Years On From Phelps’ Golden 8 In 8

Long reach into history: Michael Phelps [photo: courtesy of Speedo]

This week five years ago marked the start of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. It was also the beginning of the most extraordinary eight days in the Olympic career of a single swimmer, as Michael Phelps set out on his quest to top fellow American Mark Spitz’s seven-gold-medal record from Munich 1972; a trawl back through the Olympic career of the Greatest of Greats

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This week five years ago marked the start of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. It was also the beginning of the most extraordinary eight days in the Olympic career of a single swimmer, as Michael Phelps set out on his quest to top fellow American Mark Spitz’s seven-gold-medal record from Munich 1972; a trawl back through the Olympic career of the Greatest of Greats

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