Phelps Record Setting Run Continues

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wednesday August 13, 2008
BEIJING (AP) -- Michael Phelps has reached a milestone at the
Olympics never before reached in the history of the games. With his
latest two gold medals, his career total reached 11. That's two
more than any other athlete has ever won.

Phelps now has five gold in Beijing along with five world
records. His latest came in the 200-meter butterfly and the 800
freestyle relay. In the fly his world record mark was 1:53.03. He
was the lead leg of the relay race with Ryan Lochkte (LAHK'-tee),
Rickey Berens and Pedter Vanderkaay. They broke the 7-minute mark
with a time of 6:58.56. Phelps cruised to the win in the butterfly even though a goggle malfunction made it difficult for him to see.


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