Michael Phelps Wins Third “Best Record-Breaking Performance” ESPY; Adds Best Male U.S. Olympian

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After winning an ESPY for Best Record-Breaking Performance in both 2009 and 2013, 28-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps won his third honor in this category on July 12.

The award marks Phelps’ eighth ESPY award, after winning Best U.S. Male Olympian in 2005, 2009 and 2013, Best Moment in 2009 and Best Male Athlete in 2009.

Phelps later collected the Best Male U.S. Olympic Athlete award, an award which he also won in 2009.

The night includes top celebrities from both sports and entertaining where categories such as “Best Game,” “Best Team,” “Best Upset,” and more. Additionally, the 25th ESPYS include the three pillar awards – the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, the Jimmy V Perseverance Award and the Pat Tillman Award for Service. The 25th ESPYS is an example of ESPN’s ongoing commitment to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, which was launched in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano.

More information and a complete list of winners can be found on ESPN.

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Author: Diana Pimer

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Diana Pimer was a breaststroke/IMer at Keene State College and is the NEISDA Conference record holder in the 200 IM. She is currently an Age Group Coach at AGUA in New York City and has covered major competitions for Swimming World including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2015 and 2017 FINA World Championships, USA Swimming Nationals and more.

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