Resurfaced Video Shows Michael Phelps Race of the Century With Ian Thorpe, Pieter Van Den Hoogenband’s at 2004 Athens Olympics

It was dubbed The Race of the Century at 2004 Athens Olympics. It was Michael Phelps versus Ian Thorpe versus Pieter van den Hoogenband. Let's have a look at the whole story.

What was the result of the race

Aussie Thorpe stood first, the Dutchman Hoogenband was second and the American Phelps had to settle for number three.

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It was revenge time for the Aussie

Eventually, it was revenge time for the Aussie. Also, talking about the American, Phelps wanted to challenge Thorpe and he did that in style by taking part in the race and ended up with a medal. 

Phelps just left everyone asking for breath

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Phelps just left everyone asking for breath in his glorious career where he won 23 Olympic gold medals. The other two amazing men we are talking about here only won three each. In comparison, it looks like a modest return which is why we use the word only.

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