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One of the greatest races of all time in the history of swimming, three legends batteling it out in Athens on the 200m free

Ian Thorpe, Pieter Van Den Hoogenband and Michael Phelps 

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Rise and Swim (Welcome to the Grind)

Inspirational Swimming Video Featuring Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Ian Thorpe, Cesar Cielo, Alain Bernard, James Magnusson, Nathan Adrian.

After years of denial, swimming champion Ian Thorpe has revealed he is gay in an exclusive interview with Sir Michael Parkinson. The five-time Olympic gold medallist and Australia’s most successful Olympic athlete to date, has revealed his sexuality in an interview to be aired on Australian television on Sunday night.

According to Australian newspaper the Sunday Telegraph, Thorpe, 31, who retired from swimming in 2012, “confirms his sexuality” and “has bravely revealed he is gay” during a tell-all interview. A teaser clip released by Australia’s Network Ten shows Parkinson asking the swimmer: “You’ve always said that you’re not gay. Is all of that true?” The camera then shifts to an uncomfortable looking Thorpe, who contemplates his response.

Thorpe, known as the “Thorpedo” for his prowess in the swimming pool, broke 22 world records and won five Olympic gold medals. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, he won three gold and two silver medals, making him the most successful athlete at the Games. He also won 10 gold medals at the Commonwealth Games. (Read more)

Hat off to his gut!

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“I’m a little bit ashamed that I didn’t come out earlier, that I didn’t have the strength to do it, I didn’t have the courage to do it, to break that lie.

"But everyone goes on their own path to do this.” Ian Thorpe, July 13, 2014

Everyone Takes Their Own Path. The Only Thing That Matters Is Finding Out Who You Are Along The Way.

‘Nuf Said!

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This! This is the race that did it for me.

Hoogie and Thorpey after the race <3 Now I just need a photo (or a video) of the unzipping that happened after.