Phelps anchors victory in 4x100 free

Updated: December 20, 2009, 1:18 AM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- Michael Phelps helped his American team trounce a group of European all-stars in the Duel in the Pool, anchoring a relay to one of the eight world records the U.S. set over the two-day meet that ended Saturday.

The U.S. team won 185-78 in the last major meet before the Jan. 1 ban on high-tech polyurethane suits.

Phelps, who already has reverted to wearing an old-style textile suit, anchored the U.S. victory in the 400-meter freestyle relay in a world-record time ...

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