10 Questions for Michael Phelps

At the world swimming championships, he collected seven gold medals and broke four individual world records. But he still doesn't get spotted on the street. Michael Phelps will now take your questions

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USA's Michael Phelps set a new world record in the men's 400m Individual Medley final at the World Swimming Championships. His record breaking time was 4 minutes and 06.22 seconds.

How does it feel to be the planet's fastest-ever swimmer? Paul Casey, DUBLIN

It's definitely something I'm very proud of. I usually don't think about it like that. I think of it as something I love to do, and I'm just having fun with it.

What sacrifices have you had to make for swimming? Anne Huang, CHICAGO

Growing up in high school, I wasn't hanging out with friends every day or on the weekends. Doing normal high school kid things was something I was willing to give up. I know I won't have opportunities like this in the sport for the...

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