With more medals than any other Olympic athlete, Michael Phelps could simply see the 2016 Games in Brazil as a bonus.
This won't be some publicity-seeking farewell lap, though, assuming he qualifies. He still has goals.
"They are very big and they're exciting," Phelps said, "and that's why I'm still here."
The lead-up to the Olympics has started to get serious for the swimmers, and Phelps just might be in his best shape yet, both mentally and physically, despite turning 30 in June.
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