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Family, fatherhood guiding Hall in his latest Olympic challenge

Updated: July 4, 2008, 12:12 AM ET
By Meri-Jo Borzilleri | Special to ESPN.com

ISLAMORADA, Fla. -- Far from swimming's spotlight on controversial swimsuits, smashed world records and Michael Phelps, Gary Hall Jr. trains quietly in near-anonymity on a small island in the Florida Keys.

Hall is lifting weights at a gym called Froggy's. Other members of the swim club he helped found, The Race Club, are grunting through their workouts. Amid the Lycra-clad lifters wearing skintight, high-tech shirts, Hall is the only one wearing Bermuda shorts and a button-up polo. ...

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