Intense? Insane? Maybe, but Bowman is the architect of Phelps' quest

Updated: August 14, 2008, 7:23 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

BEIJING -- For most of his life, the word that has clung to Bob Bowman like a new Speedo is "intense."

Surely there has to be another applicable adjective for the man who coaches Michael Phelps. So I asked him to supply one.

"Besides 'insane'?" he asks with a laugh. "How about 'intense and insane.'"

If that's the way you want it, Bob. But if ever there were a method to a man's madness, we're seeing it now.

Bowman is the master architect ...

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