Man at His Best

Let's Pause The Batshittery To Talk About Greatness

Michael Phelps, everybody.

BY Charles P Pierce | Aug 11, 2016 | Fitness & Health

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Your Olympic Update: One of the best people I have met on my travels as a sportswriter is Dr Bill Mallon, who used to play golf professionally on the PGA Tour. (His caddy was a happy soul named Chris Greeley, who became John Kerry's body man after he put down Mallon's bag.) Mallon's great passion was for the history of the Olympics, to the point where he now is reckoned to be the premier Olympic historian in the US.

So, naturally, when Michael Phelps picked up his 12th individual gold medal in swimming on Tuesday night, Mallon leaped to the electric Twitter machine to put the whole thing into the proper once-in-two-millennia perspective.

 


 

That'd be this dude.

Thank god for Speedo, is all I can say.

 

From: Esquire US


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