Michael Phelps: From childhood phenom to record books

POSTED: 1:09 PM Apr 20 2012   UPDATED: 9:28 AM Aug 03 2012

Take a look at Michael Phelps in and out of the pool and see how the Baltimore native became an Olympic champion.

Michael Phelps posed stoic
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Carlo Allegri/Reuters

After his Beijing feat Phelps ran into some trouble in his personal life. In 2009 a photo of Phelps holding a marijuana pipe appeared in a London tabloid. Phelps apologized for the incident and called his behavior “inappropriate.” He was suspended by USA Swimming for three months.

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