Missy Franklin reflects on her "insane" year

Life has become a series of surreal moments for Missy Franklin

Originally Published: December 3, 2012
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN The Magazine

WAYNE DREHS: You arrived in London a 17-year-old full of promise and left a five-time Olympic medalist. Does it seem crazy when you think back now? MISSY FRANKLIN: It seems insane, like I made the whole thing up. When I pull my medals out at the airport, I sort of sit back and realize, I'm taking an Olympic gold medal through security. And it's my Olympic gold medal.

DREHS: Where do you keep them? FRANKLIN: My trainer wanted to see them. So I was like, "Dad, ...

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