Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/3/12
With Prince William and King James, Kobe and Kate in attendance, Michael Phelps dove in for his final individual race of any kind and absolutely crushed that 100 fly, winning gold easily despite being in seventh at the turn. Of course, he did. What did we expect? This is the greatest swimmer in the history of the world and this is what he does, win races, at least for another day, until he swims his final 100 fly in a relay and walks away from a sport he absolutely dominated forever. As Phelps inches closer to his final Olympic race, though, we somewhat idiotically keep trying to have him put himself in proper perspective -- like this is even possible. We asked him again after his 100 butterfly victory to describe his place in history, his emotions and what his amazing career means. He again stumbled for words, and understandably so. Perspective requires distance, especially with regards to self. This is why Russian swimmer Evgeny Korotyshkin -- in his broken English -- probably...
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