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But I’m not here to laud the amount of gold he’s got hanging from his neck like a lead weight.
If you’re like me, when Phelps started snagging serious karats at the Olympics this year, you looked him up.
As it turns out, Phelps was not a classic overachiever. He was a kid with issues, emotional and otherwise, who in dealing with them funneled a lot of energy into a diversion that became a path to success.
But, honestly, you wonder where he’d be without the mentoring that came from his coach, Bob Bowman.