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Phelps claims 5th gold, record 11th of career

U.S. swimmers (from left) Ricky Berens, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps, celebrate winning the gold medal as they set a new world record in the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay. (AP) U.S. swimmers (from left) Ricky Berens, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps, celebrate winning the gold medal as they set a new world record in the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay.
By Shira Springer
Globe Staff / August 13, 2008

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The US lead in the men's 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay today was almost comical. And that was when Michael Phelps finished his leadoff leg in 1 minute 43.31 seconds. Not only was Phelps more than two seconds ahead of his nearest competitor, but he also put the Americans well ahead of world-record pace. (Full article: 931 words)

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