Michael Phelps has added another triumph to his list of accomplishments: The Associated Press male athlete of the year.
Michael Phelps won the 100-meter backstroke in 54.14 seconds -- more than a second off his personal best -- in the Austin Grand Prix on Saturday night.
Since winning eight gold medals in Beijing, Phelps has been on a whirlwind post-Olympic tour. But, finally, he had a hero's homecoming this weekend in Baltimore.
It's evident that Michael Phelps "phever" is alive and well in Baltimore. And it seems everywhere you go in town -- from high-end eateries to grocery stores and, of course, pools -- the topic of conversation is all Phelps, all the time.
Thousands of Baltimore Ravens fans watched Baltimore native Michael Phelps win his record-setting eighth Olympic gold.