Phelps one event away

Updated: July 13, 2004, 1:53 AM ET
By Steve Woodward | Special to ESPN.com

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Only one leg remains on Michael Phelps' journey to Athens, the Olympic Games' birthplace and, perhaps, the place where he will be re-born from teen sensation to swimming legend.

By the end of his marathon Monday at the Olympic swimming trials, the 19-year-old might have felt more like a lumbering cargo plane after a long day of takeoffs and landings -- he competed in one morning preliminary heat, plus one semifinal and two finals at night -- than the butterfly he will ...

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