This is a spoiler. If you want to watch Phelps’ race tonight against Ian Thorpe, don’t read further.
Phelps won’t break Spitz’s record. What a bummer. I’ve been looking forward to watching this, but I’m bummed it ended so soon. Oh well. He’s a great swimmer and is only 19. The Thorpedo is really great…and I had a feeling going into the Olympics that Phelps might not make it.