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From today's AP wire story on Michael Phelps (via Dzyd Sarah):
"He is just a normal person, but maybe from a different planet," said Russia's Alexander Sukhorukov, fresh off a thrashing by the Phelps-led Americans in the 800 free relay Wednesday but still wearing a silver medal around his neck.
Cornel Marculescu, who runs the sport's governing body, concurred with the intergalactic theory.
"The problem is, we have an extraterrestrial," Marculescu said. "No one else can win."
British swimmer Simon Burnett has a different take, which he shared with American men's coach Eddie Reese when they ran into each other in the cafeteria.
"He was saying to me, 'I think I've figured out Michael Phelps,'" Reese said. "'He is not from another planet; he is from the future. His father made him and made a time machine. Sixty years from now he is an average swimmer, but he has come back here to mop up.'"
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