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Phelps sets world marks, becomes winningest Olympic athlete

Updated: August 13, 2008, 4:47 PM ET
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BEIJING -- For Michael Phelps, it's not enough just to set a new standard. He has to demolish the old one.

Winningest Olympian ever? He's two golds past that already and not finished yet, just over halfway to his goal of breaking Mark Spitz's record seven in a single Olympics.

World records? In a sport measured down to the hundredths for a reason, Phelps sets a pace to crush one of them by more than four seconds.

Even when his goggles malfunctioned during the first race of a ...

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