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As he tries to focus on swimming again, Phelps continues tending to other interests
As he tries to focus on swimming again, Phelps continues tending to other interests

It has been quite awhile, arguably more than three years, since Michael Phelps was able to focus solely on the sport of swimming. After winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Phelps not only felt like he'd lose his mind if he continued his laser-like focus on breaking world records, he also felt like it was important for him to promote the sport in ways that extended beyond dominating in the pool. That meant going to events, appearing on television, focusing on endorsements and growing his brand. He's even shown up in the gossip magazines with some frequency, playing poker or going to events in Las Vegas, enjoying himself the way many wealthy, famous...

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