Ian Thorpe

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"For myself, losing is not coming second. It's getting out of the water knowing you could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I've been in."

Thorpe Breaks 4 Minutes in First 400 Free in 5 Years

For the first time since his comeback from retirement, and therefore the first time since at least 2006, Australia’s Ian…

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Thorpe Has Best 100 Times of Comeback; McClatchey Resurgent at Euro2012 Meet

Ian Thorpe had the best meet back yet of his comeback at the 2012 Euro Meet, as he continues to…

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What's It Going to Take? – Thorpe and Klim

A game that has sort of informally started in our comment sections in the leadup to the Olympics is “what’s…

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Thorpe Drops Time; Places 5th in 200 Free Final

Ian Thorpe qualified for the first long course final of his comeback on day two of the Victorian Open State…

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Thorpe Breaks Through, Makes Final in 200 Free in Melbourne

And finally, Australian Ian Thorpe has broken through. In the prelims of the 200 free at the Victorian Open State Championships…

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Update: Klim Finals, Thorpe Just Misses in Victoria Prelims

With a brief update from the Victorian State Championships, where Michael Klim and Ian Thorpe are both continuing their comebacks, Klim has…

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Thorpe, Klim Back in Action at Victorian State Champs Friday

On Friday, former Australian superstars Ian Thorpe and Michael Klim, both on the long comeback trail and vying for Olympic…

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2011 Year in Swimming Review: Hutchison, Trojan, Nolan, and Thorpe Comeback Highlight First Quarter

As 2011 winds down, and swimming as largely at a lull, now is a good time to reflect on the…

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2011 Mid-Term Swimming Comeback Report Card

As 2011 comes to an end, and we can almost begin talking about “this year’s” Olympics rather than “next year’s”, it’s…

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Thorpe Swims First 200 Free of Return; Cavic Scores Best 100 Fly in Two Years in Italy

Round two (the timed-final, long course version) of Ian Thorpe’s comeback continued today in Italy with a 10th-place finish in the…

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Thorpe Goes 50.84 in First Long Course Race Since Return

Australia’s Ian Thorpe, who is swimming his first long course meet this weekend in Italy, marked a 50.84 to take…

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Thorpe to Make Long Course Debut in Italy on Friday

And at long last, tomorrow we will see Ian Thorpe debut his new, hopefully improved, and older long course freestyle…

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This Day in Swimming History: November 11, 1989 – Davis Fatally Hit by Car

On November 11th, 1989, one of the great Canadian swimmers in history, Victor Davis, was struck by a car outside…

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Thorpe Touches 13th in 100 Fly; Blair Evans Cracks All-Time Top-10

We’ll start the wrapup of day 2 in Beijing with the obligatory Ian Thorpe report, as he finished 13th in prelims…

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Thorpe Fails to Final in Two Tries on Day 1 in Beijing

The next evolution of the Ian Thorpe comeback, as he swam a freestyle race for the first time since retiring…

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