Michael Phelps did it. Eight gold medals in eight events -- a perfect Olympics, really. "What more could I accomplish?" Phelps wondered in his press conference afterward, and that's a good question. This was remarkable. It almost went away several times -- he won by 1/100th of a second in that great 100 butterfly and was the beneficiary of Jason Lezak's great final 100 in the 4x100 relay -- but bottom line, he did it.
What will he do now? Take a vacation. Phelps said he hasn't had an honest-to-goodness "stay dry" vacation for four years, since the end of the Athens Olympics. That gives you an idea of his dedication -- not only is he immensely talented, but his drive is Jordan-esque.
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