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Michael Phelps wins record 17th gold

Updated: August 4, 2012, 10:37 AM ET
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LONDON -- Seventh at the turn, an Olympic champion at the end.

Make it 17 gold medals for Michael Phelps.

What a way to go out in the final individual race of his career.

With those long arms whipping through the water, Phelps was next-to-last when he touched the wall at the far end of the pool in the 100-meter butterfly but in a familiar position when he made the touch that counted Friday -- his name atop the leaderboard, a smile on his face, another gold medal around ...

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