Grant Hackett on Phelps

Michael Phelps looks over the shoulder of Australia's Grant Hackett after the 200-meter freestyle at the 2005 FINA World Championships in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Phelps won and Hackett came in second. Hackett was on hand to witness Phelps' achievements at the 2008 Beijing Games.<br>
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"It can't be described. We'll never, ever see it again. Everything lined up for him incredibly," Hackett said. "He's a nice guy, a good bloke, and the last few years I've never seen him change."

( Getty Images / July 26, 2005 )

Michael Phelps looks over the shoulder of Australia's Grant Hackett after the 200-meter freestyle at the 2005 FINA World Championships in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Phelps won and Hackett came in second. Hackett was on hand to witness Phelps' achievements at the 2008 Beijing Games.

"It can't be described. We'll never, ever see it again. Everything lined up for him incredibly," Hackett said. "He's a nice guy, a good bloke, and the last few years I've never seen him change."

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