JANET EVANS: ONE LAST SPLASH

AT 24, JANET EVANS IS SWIMMING AGAINST THE WORLD, AND THE YOUNGER VERSION OF HERSELF AS WELL

The best woman distance swimmer the world has ever seen is lean and serene these days, digging cheerfully just now into her between-workouts morning diet supplement of--yes, cholesterol enthusiasts--hash-brown potatoes. And a fried egg, over easy. And a couple of griddle cakes, each the size of a catcher's mitt. All of which will jiggle around the middle of her breakfast companion, who's having the same. But in the white-hot furnace that drives Janet Evans, it will burn to ash well before her three hours of afternoon tank time are finished and her daily weight-room session begins.

At 24, she has made...

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