The superstar from the Beijing Olympics clobbered the competition in the 200-meter butterfly at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix on Friday night.
Phelps touched first in 1 minute, 54.31 seconds, beating the field by 5.67 seconds.
For the many swimming enthusiast that we have here, I’m sure you’re extremely impressed with this showing from Phelps. Me? I’m thoroughly impressed with that mustache. I mean, how could you not be?
But maybe you aren’t impressed with a good ole “Fu Manchu”. And maybe you’re no longer impressed with Phelps smoking (no pun intended) everyone in the pool. Well, this should impress you. Or at least your kids.
In the book Phelps describes his training regimen in terms relatable to kids. For example, during six years of training, he swam nearly 20,000 kilometres. He points out that’s the same as swimming “from my hometown of Baltimore to the North Pole and back, and doing it all over again!
One can only hope that he also gives out the secret to that “Fu Manchu”, because we need more kids growing up with sweet mustaches.
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