Michael Phelps Remembers Legendary Race: Sports World Reacts

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Michael Phelps created history by winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Olympics.

He earned the record-setting feat with a huge assist.

On this day 14 years ago, Jason Lezak made an impossible comeback in the 4x100 freestyle relay.

Her dramatic finish as anchor cemented gold for the United States in Beijing.

"It was a fun one," Phelps said in response to a clip from the iconic race.

Fourteen years later, fans enthusiastically shared their memories of seeing an unforgettable ending.

Phelps played his part, starting the relay with a US-record time of 47.51 seconds.

Yet he would have tied Mark Spitz for only seven gold medals, if not for Lezak's dramatic finale.

Phelps won an incredible 23 Olympic gold medals from 2004 to 2016.

He retired after setting a 4x100m medley record,

One of five gold medals at the 2016 Summer Games.

In 2008 the U.S. Lezac, the oldest member of the men's swim team

He also won an individual bronze medal in the 100m freestyle.