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Phelps says Rio was the 'best way to go out,' now wants to have 'significant impact' on mental health issues

Phelps says Rio was the 'best way to go out,' now wants to have 'significant impact' on mental health issues

Michael Phelps has kept himself in good shape since the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

The 32-year-old who was raised in Rodgers Forge and now lives in Arizona, rides a bike nearly every day and still works out at the pool at least twice a week. When he stepped on the scales this week, he weighed 192 pounds — three pounds less than he was in Rio.

“Could I come back? Yes,” Phelps said this in an interview with The Associated Press during a pool outing near Phoenix with his wife and two children. “I think it would be even easier than it was in 2014 (when he officially ended his first stab at retirement). I'm in better shape now than I was then.”

But, with those...

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