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Michael Phelps and the U.S. men relay win at 2009 swimming world championships

Posted Jul 26 2009 10:06pm

Phelps-michael-090726 The U.S. men' s 400-meter freestyle relay team did it again and beat a strong Russian and a stronger French relay to capture the top podium position at the 2009 swimming world championships in Rome.

"Phelps had the slowest split among the Americans, 47.78. Lochte sped through the water in 47.03, Grevers put up a time of 47.61 and Adrian -- who won the 100 free at the U.S. national championships this month -- closed it out with the best time of anyone in the pool, 46.69.

The best thing about this relay was they carried Michael,' ' said Bob Bowman, Phelps' coach and also in charge of the U.S. men' s team. "That' s what we need. We need the other people to step up. It was great.' ' according to Universal Sports.

Click HERE to watch the American' s win the relay race.

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