publication date: Monday, August 11, 2008 (part of Round XXXV)

category: Sports

clue: This worldly swimmer is within spitting distance of a famous record this year.

explanation: Phelps, four-time World Swimmer of the Year ("worldly swimmer"), was positioned to overtake Mark Spitz's record of most gold medals in a single Olympics and most world records overall. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, Shawn Brandt, Greg Bair, Jason Evans, JB Brenner, and Samuel Franklin

Olympics Week 2008 This goo was part of Olympics Week 2008.



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