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Finally, Phelps comes home to hero's welcome in Baltimore

Updated: October 6, 2008, 10:20 AM ET
By Amy Rosewater | Special to ESPN.com

BALTIMORE -- Michael Phelps is barely settled in his new condo in downtown Baltimore, but the most accomplished Olympian said he is happy to finally be home.

Nearly two months after the Olympics in Beijing began, Phelps was welcomed with a hero's return of a full day's worth of activities. In the afternoon, a parade spanned nearly a mile and a half down the main street of Towson, Md., where he grew up and where his mother, Debbie, still lives. In the evening, appropriately at Fort ...

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