The Master’s Diary with Mark Spitz


U.S swimming legend Mark Spitz won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympics in Munich – a record haul that stood for 36 years. Spitz – who is a three-time World Swimmer of the Year – reflects on how Michael Phelps’ eight-medal haul at the 2008 Beijing Olympics liberated both swimmers.


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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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