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EDITORS' LETTER
MICHAEL PHELPS
THE GOLD STANDARD
ON AUG. 14, 2004, A 19-YEAR-OLD FROM BALTIMORE WON HIS FIRST OLYMPIC MEDAL, A GOLD IN THE 400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY IN ATHENS; 4,382 DAYS LATER HE WON HIS 28TH AND LAST, ANOTHER GOLD, IN THE 4 × 100-METER MEDLEY RELAY IN RIO. WHAT HE LEARNED ABOUT HIMSELF OVER THAT TIME, HOWEVER, IS SOMETHING MUCH MORE PRECIOUS
CURTIS SAMUEL
NEW YORK JET
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