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After cancer, Olympic swimmer Shanteau aims for 2012

A week before the Olympic trials, Eric Shanteau learned he had cancer. He still swam in Beijing. Story

Updated: December 9, 2008, 2:20 PM ET
By Anna Katherine Clemmons | Special to Page 2

The week of the men's Olympic swimming trials changed Eric Shanteau's life. But not in the way it did for Michael Phelps or Ryan Lochte. Yes, Shanteau qualified for the U.S. team in the 200-meter breaststroke. But he also learned that he had testicular cancer.

On June 19, a week before he was scheduled to leave his home in Austin, Texas, for Omaha, Neb., Shanteau noticed "something [he] didn't think should be there." He visited a local doctor, who diagnosed cancer, and then Shanteau called ...

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