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Weak link? Nah, this group just added more oomph to Phelps' run

Updated: August 10, 2008, 4:08 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

BEIJING -- Sleep tight, Mr. Phelps. The "weak links" have you covered.

On a late night, as Michael Phelps rested, his 4x100-meter freestyle relay team broke a world record in preliminaries, temporarily quieting doubters that this was the United States' least-dominant relay team that ultimately could be the group to trip up Phelps in his quest for eight gold medals in one Games.

Nathan Adrian, Cullen Jones, Ben Wildman-Tobriner and Matt Grevers clocked a time of 3:12.23, smashing ...

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