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Michael Phelps vs. Mark Spitz-- Who would win the race?

Mr. T 2008/08/18 20:42:16
Mark Spitz would beat  Michael Phelps.
Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
It would be a tie between Spitz and Phelps.
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Michael Phelps broke Mark Spitz's Olympic record of 7 Gold medals in a single Olympic Games, by helping the USA team win the Gold in the Medley race, giving Phelps 8 Gold Medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Mark Spitz has been the record holder for most gold medals in a single Olympic games since 1972 when the Olympic games were held in Munich. Even Spitz himself said that what Michael Phelps did, only 23, was EPIC. So who do you think would win in a race between Mark Spitz and Michael Phelps?
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  • sweet lipz 2008/08/18 20:50:56
    It would be a tie between Spitz and Phelps.
    sweet lipz
    +4
    mark spitz got all his medals with a mustache, cheap ass swimsuits, and no indorsement deals.....it'd be a close one

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  • hottie 2009/04/24 02:15:42
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    hottie
    Spitz is getting old now and wouldn't beable to keep up with him
  • sparkily_3 2008/12/21 23:49:34 (edited)
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    sparkily_3
    +1
    Michael Phelops would kick Spitz butt becus he is like 80 years old. 80 year olds are not supost to swim the will drownd. GOD I LOVE MICHAEL PHELPS SO MUCH.
  • bluie 2008/12/02 23:26:20
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    bluie
    +1
    yeah do micheal phelps
  • fawkes 2008/09/07 03:12:37
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    fawkes
    +1
    Because Spitz is 58.
  • phelps phan 2008/09/06 18:35:00
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    phelps phan
    +1
    i <3 michael phelps
  • highdesertgemini 2008/09/06 05:20:25
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    highdesertgemini
    +1
    Mark Spitz was/is a great swimmer, but Michael Phelps is an even greater swimmer. He'd not only win, he'd most likely break his own world record!
  • Marie 2008/09/01 22:06:20
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    Marie
    +1
    Micheal Phelps has more metals and he is clearly better. HE IS SOOOO HOT.
  • Vajumper 2008/08/30 15:50:56
    Mark Spitz would beat Michael Phelps.
    Vajumper
    +1
    You are idiots. Spitz wouldn't stand a chance. Phelps blew away Mark Spitz times in all events.
  • Mr. T Vajumper 2008/09/02 21:51:11
    Mr. T
    why must you call people idiots?
  • LuigiBlue 2008/08/25 12:52:19
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    LuigiBlue
    +1
    But only because he has the body more suited for swimming faster and they still split races 60-40. And they'd all be great races.
  • burnz777 2008/08/23 11:43:23
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    burnz777
    +1
    youd have to be retared to answer otherwise
  • Beetledave 2008/08/22 16:48:22
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    Beetledave
    +2
    I'D KICK BOTH OF THEIR WET ASSES! EAT FIN, BOYS!!!! kick butt mark spitz kick wet asses eat fin boys
  • Mr. T Beetledave 2008/08/22 19:25:16
    Mr. T
    +1
    hahaha I'd like to see it!
  • swimminggirl09 2008/08/21 18:49:41
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    swimminggirl09
    +2
    well he is younger and could do a lot better since he won more medals. but i also think that the training has gotten better over time, being a swimmer myslef, and i think thats what really helps swimmers out the most, is good training.
  • Joe 2008/08/21 13:16:26
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    Joe
    +2
    Mark Spitz was the premier athlete of his time, but that was 36 years ago. His world records were beat, but his 7 gold medals in one Olympiad stood until now. You can't really compare the 2, but if they both got in the pool tomorrow I think Mike Phelps would win.
  • forevergrateful 2008/08/21 00:49:59
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    forevergrateful
    +2
    Spitz is too old now....lol
  • Karensue322 2008/08/21 00:48:54
    Mark Spitz would beat Michael Phelps.
    Karensue322
    +2
    Considering it was 1972 and much has happened in sports, I think Spitz would of won if the conditions were the same today as back then because in the improvements Spitz won on pure GUTS to do it and Phelps has had the improvements in the "POOL"......"Swim Suits........those old Speedo's" lol... the training and so on and so on.........I am and always will be a Mark Spitz fan since at the time he won those precious 7 Gold .....I was in the hospital delivering my 4 child who had conigetial birth defects with both feet and was a double club foot and his orothopedic surgeon said it was the very worst case he had ever seen, and told my husband who was so disappointed that he wouldn't play football.......he could swim after watching Mark Spitz!!!!!!!! My son played soccer, was one hell of a basketball player, and a baseball player who hit them out of the park and a football player who his teammates voted him MVP!!!!!!!!! He could shimmy up a pole while other kids stood on the ground wondering how he could do it....they couldn't! He could swim and never tire.........he was a distance swimmer and those skinny legs of his suddenly developed from that knot in his calf to normal looking like everyone else!!!!!!!! which was due to his hours and hours in the pool!!!!! He had had several surgeries...'
    Considering it was 1972 and much has happened in sports, I think Spitz would of won if the conditions were the same today as back then because in the improvements Spitz won on pure GUTS to do it and Phelps has had the improvements in the "POOL"......"Swim Suits........those old Speedo's" lol... the training and so on and so on.........I am and always will be a Mark Spitz fan since at the time he won those precious 7 Gold .....I was in the hospital delivering my 4 child who had conigetial birth defects with both feet and was a double club foot and his orothopedic surgeon said it was the very worst case he had ever seen, and told my husband who was so disappointed that he wouldn't play football.......he could swim after watching Mark Spitz!!!!!!!! My son played soccer, was one hell of a basketball player, and a baseball player who hit them out of the park and a football player who his teammates voted him MVP!!!!!!!!! He could shimmy up a pole while other kids stood on the ground wondering how he could do it....they couldn't! He could swim and never tire.........he was a distance swimmer and those skinny legs of his suddenly developed from that knot in his calf to normal looking like everyone else!!!!!!!! which was due to his hours and hours in the pool!!!!! He had had several surgeries and has some thick scars but he has exceded my expectations what I thought he could ever do and my encouragement to him was what Mark Spitz did!!!!!! Phelps is good, and he should appreciate his teammates on the RELAYS.....Jason was fantastic!!!!! But Mike Phelps isn't the greatest but he is among some of the greatest!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Nita 2008/08/21 00:09:53
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    Nita
    +2
    phelps duh!
  • Bax 2008/08/20 23:30:48
    It would be a tie between Spitz and Phelps.
    Bax
    +3
    NO one will ever know, Spitz did not have the new swimsuits.
  • Essie 2008/08/20 15:35:34
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    Essie
    +2
    BY TODAYS STANDARDS...PHELPS WOULD WIN...technology reins supreme
  • Anthony 2008/08/20 15:32:58
    Mark Spitz would beat Michael Phelps.
    Anthony
    +2
    With the changing suit technology, the methods of shaving, tapering, nutritional information and all around better training today i wouldnt say Phellps would win. What if mark spitz was the same age as phelps today in todays circumstances, it would be pretty close.
  • glorybe 2008/08/20 05:16:05
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    glorybe
    +2
    Is Spitz in training?
  • paulo 2008/08/20 04:44:43
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    paulo
    +2
    Me. I would win. YES!!
  • alex 2008/08/20 04:18:12
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    alex
    +2
    michael would deff beat spitz..
  • JustJJ 2008/08/20 02:11:21
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    JustJJ
    +2
    for one thing hes younger and has a longer arm reach but Mark would really give him a race
  • Chris [Ninja]™ 2008/08/20 00:10:36
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    Chris [Ninja]™
    +2
    Just look at the numbers, Michael Phelps has beaten a lot of Spitz's records...
  • William 2008/08/19 23:47:23
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    William
    +2
    It really dosent matter..its great bar conversation...you really cant compare athletes of different eras... to may variables...all you can say is Spitz was the best of his time..and Phelps is the best of his time..someday someone will better all of Phelps accomplishments...records are made to be broken....
  • Rosa~Evil Angel~ 2008/08/19 22:36:31
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    Rosa~Evil Angel~
    +2
    Phelps is awsome...
  • Ohio girl 2008/08/19 22:06:54
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    Ohio girl
    +2
    Are you kidding?
  • Eager Beaver 2008/08/19 20:28:33
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    Eager Beaver
    +2
    hes not human
  • Pet Rock Whisperer 2008/08/19 19:23:12
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    Pet Rock Whisperer
    +2
    Know the difference between Olympic swimming and Olympic diving? Greg Louganis swallows and Mark Spitz
  • firefighter22mfd 2008/08/19 18:59:21
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    firefighter22mfd
    +3
    No contest! Phelps would smoke Spitz!
  • AnneMac 2008/08/19 18:55:57
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    AnneMac
    +2
    There is no arguing that fresh young talent could wipe out an older man who has not been training as intensely for the last 36 years. But if you pitted the young Mark Spitz against Phelps in this time period, with these current swimwear technology and training methods, you'd have a very tight race indeed, and in fact would split the medals because they are both fierce competitors.
  • salcabrera17 2008/08/19 18:28:15
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    salcabrera17
    +2
    michael phelps would beat mark because he's like 50
  • parad0x. (its a zero.) 2008/08/19 17:33:40
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    parad0x. (its a zero.)
    +2
    It would be a close race though.
  • hippietim 2008/08/19 17:32:16
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    hippietim
    +2
    They are both *very* able swimmers, but I would have 2 give it 2 Phelps, based on his youth if nothing else. If they were 2 compete with both atheletes @ their peak, I dunno tho...

    Timothy

    :o)
  • Dammit Yammit 2008/08/19 17:23:38
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    Dammit Yammit
    +3
    their both winners in my book im glad their USA olympians
  • マキシマムザ NAO 2008/08/19 15:35:32
    Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    マキシマムザ NAO
    +2
    Phelps is a human powerhouse. I'm just looking forward to seeing him in London
  • Michael Phelps would kick butt against Mark Spitz.
    ♫Kasey♥TERPS~IN GOD WE TRUST♫
  • Radlad 2008/08/19 07:37:45
    It would be a tie between Spitz and Phelps.
    Radlad
    +3
    Does it matter? America would still get the gold............................

    by the way ya' needed a don't know and don't care response..................

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