2008: Phelps makes his 60 Minutes debut

Fresh from his record-breaking gold medal haul at the Beijing Olympics, Michael Phelps faced his next challenge--racing Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes.

Remember Michael Phelps? Who could forget his aquatic superpowers at the Beijing Olympics four years ago?

With the summer games in London fast approaching, 60 Minutes decided to catch up with the record-breaking champ to see if he's ready for another go-around.

You'll be surprised to learn what he's been up to for the past four years. (Hint: Not just swimming.)

Be sure to check out this 2008 video, Michael's debut on our broadcast. At the time, he was fresh off his record-breaking gold medal haul and facing his next challenge: a one-lap sprint against Anderson Cooper.

Ready for the rematch? Click here.

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