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Phelps in the fast lane

This is what 24 hours in the life of Michael Phelps look like these days: (These days being the aftermath of the Beijing Olympics, in which Phelps went from a very good swimmer whom few knew to an even better swimmer whom the country has made the celebrity du jour.) The Rodgers Forge native flew from New York to Chicago on Tuesday night on a six-passenger jet loaned to him by CitationShares, a company that sells fractional ownership in aircraft. He spent Tuesday night in an Imperial Suite at the Hilton Chicago. He joined 176 other 2008 U.S. Olympians on Wednesday in a Millennium Park taping of Monday's Oprah Winfrey Show, during which Oprah vainly tried to pry into his love life. ...

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