Editor's note: This "RISE Above" feature was originally published in the October 2008 issue of ESPN RISE and was selected by the ESPN RISE magazine staff as the best story of the year.
During Michael Phelps' historic run to
eight Olympic golds this summer in
Beijing, one race in particular stood
out to Andrew Luk. It was Phelps' fourth
championship race, the 200-meter butterfly --
the event he swam blind.
Phelps' goggles filled with water during the
race, leaving him ...