15-year-old Michael Phelps discusses getting his learner’s permit and hoping for a gold medal

Just a few weeks into his first job as a sports producer in 2001, Redditor Stevethenewsguy had the chance to interview an unknown swimmer named Michael Phelps and his coach, Bob Bowman.

The most decorated Olympian in history was just 15 years old and still three years from the Athens Olympics that would put him on the map with six gold and two bronze medals. At this point in his life, Phelps was between working on getting his learner’s permit and setting a goal of winning a gold medal the way the rest of us would hope to finish a 10K…

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