Michael Phelps Set To Retire After London Olympics

In a dialogue with Anderson Cooper on “60 Minutes” world acclaimed swimming phenom  Michael Phels says that he will retire—for good. "Once I retire, I'm retiring," he told Cooper. "I'm done." The 16-time medalist, who’s the clear pick for the gold in London says he was burned out after Beijing. “It was hard, because I didn't know if the passion or the fire was still inside of me," Phelps told Cooper. "And it took awhile for me to actually realize it myself. [Coach] Bob [Bowman] couldn't tell me, my mom couldn't tell me. They couldn't help me find it." Well it seems he’s got his mojo back! Here’s some other interesting facts: Phelps sleeps in a chamber that simulates being at 8,500 feet, he carries his Beijing medals in a purse and he likes to take "Hangover"-inspired trips to Las Vegas Fantastic! I can’t wait to cheer him on in July! Your JGF, Angela Davis
*parts of this story contributed by YahooSports.com

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