About the Author
Michael Phelps is the most accomplished U.S. swimmer since Mark Spitz. Phelps has broken numerous world records, including an astounding seven in 41 days. Michaels success in the 2004 Summer Olympics has made him a household name. Michael hails from Baltimore.
Brian Cazeneuve is a staff writer at Sports Illustrated and has been the magazines full-time Olympics journalist since 1995. Before joining SI, he worked as a freelance writer for Time, People, The New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, Reuters and NBC Sports. In 2003, he won the Jesse Abramson Prize, a national award for excellence in track and field writing.