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23 Things to Know About 23-Time Gold Medal Winner Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps, who continues to make history from one race to the next, took home his 23rd gold medal on Saturday night in what he has said was the final race of his storied career. Here are 23 things you need to know about the swimmer. 1. Phelps has an estimated net worth of $50 […]

Olympic Roundup: Michael Phelps ‘Not Coming Back in 4 Years’ Katie Ledecky crushes her own world record By Tim Sohn

Friday Michael Phelps put an end to any speculation that he will return to the Olympic games in four years, and Katie Ledecky smashed her own world record for the 800-meter freestyle. The U.S. remained on top of the medal count (now 50) again on Friday. Here’s what marketers need to know about the last […]

Wayde van Niekerk smashes Michael Johnson’s 400m world record

South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk not only won the Olympic gold medal in the men’s 400 metres, he smashed U.S. sprinter Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old record in spectacular fashion Sunday night in Rio. Van Niekerk won in 43.03 seconds, beating Johnson’s 43.18 record from 1999, and in the process dethroning defending Olympic champion Kirani James of Grenada who won silver in 43.76. American Lashawn Merritt won bronze in […]