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Retirement from swimming apparently suits Michael Phelps well in the girlfriend department - he's dating Golf Channel's Win McMurry - and the facial hair realm.

As mustaches go, Phelps' is fairly epic by modern standards:

Michael Phelps' Mustache

Debuted within an adorable, black-and-white photograph of the Olympic champion and his niece, the new look definitely suits him, don't you think?

Phelps posted the shot on his Instagram today, and we're not sure if it just works because he has 87 gold medals, or because it's just that awesome.

Either way, though, it's en emphatic win. Don't you agree?

What do you think of Michael Phelps' mustache?

 

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He's a winner in the swimming pool and, apparently, in the dating pool.

Record-breaking Olympian Michael Phelps walked the ESPY Awards red carpet last night with Golf Channel personality Win McMurry as his date, the same blonde beauty for whom he caddied in May.

Win McMurry and Michael Phelps

"Thanks @MichaelPhelps - great caddy work this week! Fun times," she Tweeted at the time, along with a photo of the pair.

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Sarah Herndon is Michael Phelps' new girlfriend, according to celeb gossip site Radar Online. She is 1. 22 years old; 2. A waitress, and 3. Hot!

None of which are surprising.

Sarah Herndon and Michael Phelps

Phelps didn't stay single for long after breaking up with Megan Rossee in December. Rossee, an aspiring model and waitress, dated him for 10 months.

The Olympic gold medalist‘s latest gal pal was reportedly “swept off her feet” by the athletic great, who whisked her off on a romantic trip to the Bahamas.

Phelps, 27, met Sarah Herndon while she was on holiday with her family in Cabo San Lucas, and she extended her trip an extra day to stay with him.

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Michael Phelps stepped out with Megan Rossee on his arm last night in London.

The newly-retired Olympic swimming legend, whose work in these games (and all future games) is done, made his red carpet debut with his very pretty, newly-revealed girlfriend Monday at an event for Speedo, one of Phelps' primary sponsors.

Here's Michael with Megan Rossee at the event ...

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  • Michael Phelps, Megan Rossee

They didn't do much press, but Michael Phelps' girlfriend did say she's doing well so far handling the torrent of publicity after being identified.

The 27-year-old has been linked to seemingly endless women in recent years, but has probably dated none of them seriously. Training and all.

Now that he's won a record 22 Olympic medals and called it a career, perhaps that will change. Last night's public debut certainly suggests it.

"Megan and Michael have been taking things slow leading up to the Olympics, but they are excited to spend more time together," says a source.

"Megan is a beautiful person, inside and out."

They've supposedly been together five months, so it sounds like Phelps and Rossee are smitten! Here's hoping they enjoy their planned post-Olympic vacation.

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After teaming up for a pair of medal-winning relay swims this week, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte squared off today in the 200-meter individual medley final.

The Americans were co-favorites, with Phelps having owned the event in the last two Olympics, but Lochte annihilating the field in the 400-meter IM this year.

Not surprisingly, one took gold and one silver today ... but who won?

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Michael Phelps! The most-decorated Olympian ever took home the gold in 1:54.27, just 0.27 off the world record and 0.04 off the Olympic record.

Ryan Lochte won the silver medal, 0.63 back.

Hungary's Laszlo Cseh fell away through three legs but earned the bronze. Brazil's Thiago Pereira was actually second after the breaststroke leg.

The medal was Phelps' 16th gold and record 20th overall, while Lochte reached double digits in career medals, earning #10 with the silver.

He probably won't hear from President Obama this time, but Michael Phelps' mom was definitely psyched as he continues to cement his legacy

Way to go, both of you guys! U-S-A! U-S-A!

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Well, this is no fun.

Billed as the biggest individual rivalry at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are being all... classy with each other. Don't they know this is a competition?!?

Lochte Wins

Not long after Lochte won the Gold Medal in the 400 IM today, Phelps - who did not finish in the top three in that event for the first time since 2000 - sent a congratulatory Tweet to his countryman, writing:

Congrats to @ryanlochte ... Way to keep that title in the country where it belongs!!

The winner then replied: Thanks @MichaelPhelps I couldn't do it with out you. #USA

Phelps has six more events in front of him and needs two medals to set the all-time Olympic mark. But this race belonged to his rival.

“This is my year,” Lochte said after earning Gold. “I know it and I feel it, because I’ve put in hard work. I’ve trained my butt off for four years … and there’s no better way to start this Olympics off than getting gold.”

Let's try to fire up this feud, shall we? Vote now: Michael Phelps or Ryan Lochte, who would you rather...

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Michael Phelps, the 27-year-old 14-time Olympic gold medalist, is shirtless on the cover of Details' August 2012 issue celebrating the London games.

Details interview excerpts and photos of the living swimming legend below!

On his 2012 Olympics game plan: “When you get to that big meet ... you’ve done all the training. You tune everything out and go up to the block and do everything that you’ve prepared to do. You can’t go back and fix anything."

"Whatever happens, happens. If you fail, you just get up and try again.”

Michael Phelps Details Cover

On gaining 25 pounds after the 2008 Olympics: “At that point, I just didn’t have anything. It was weird going from the highest of the high, the biggest point of your life - winning eight gold medals - and then saying, ‘All right, where do I go from here?’"

"I wasn’t motivated. I did nothing, literally nothing, for a long time."

"I gained 25 pounds. A friend of mine and I were playing football on the beach in Miami, and somebody got a picture of us and put it all over the place. And he was like, “Bro, you gotta start working out, man. You are fat.”

On the infamous bong photo: “It was a learning experience. I’m the kind of person who has to go through the learning experiences myself."

"Somebody could tell me, 'If you eat this much you’ll be fat,' and I’d be like, ‘Yeah, okay, let me try it.’ I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve made thousands of mistakes, but I’ve never made the same mistake twice.”

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They've been competing at the U.S. Olympic trials, each with at least one victory over the other, and they'll be doing the same on the big stage in London next month.

So it's only appropriate for swimmers Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps to square off now where it really matters: in the hearts and groins of women around the world.

By which of these athletes would you prefer to have your breasts stroked? With whom would you rather skinny dip? Weigh in below with your take on a Lochte and Phelps and the individual you'd most want to swim a naked medley with ... if you know what we mean!

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Michael Phelps is ready to swim into the sunset.

After winning a total of 16 Olympic medals, including a record eight gold medals in Beijing at the 2008 Summer Olympics, the star says this summer's games will be his last.

Phelps says after the 2012 Olympics in London, he's ready to see what the rest of the world has to offer after devoting virtually his entire life thus far to swimming.

During Sunday's interview on 60 Minutes, his mother, Debbie Phelps, admitted she'd like to see him compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

"C'mon Michael just a 50 freestyle," she begged. "I've never been [to Brazil] before."

"We'll go watch," the 26-year-old replied, letting his mom down easy at least. "But once I retire, I'm retiring. I'm done."

Phelps will need to win at least two more medals in London in order to at least tie with the ultimate record holder: Soviet gymnast Larysa Latynina, who has won 18 medals.

We wouldn't recommend betting against him.

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Olympic swimming god Michael Phelps has quietly dated a Canadian woman by the name of Ashley Finestone for more than two years, reports say.

The 26-year-old has been exchanging calls, texts and visits with the Montreal native, who he spent time with just this past weekend, in fact.

"Michael was in Montreal last weekend to compete in the Canada Cup and I saw him walking hand-in-hand with Ashley," a source told Radar.

Finestone, a McGill University graduate, was good luck for Phelps, who brought home gold in the 200-meter freestyle and 100-meter butterfly.

Ashley Finestone Picture

"Their relationship started a little over two years ago when they met staying at the same hotel in South Beach over New Years," the insider said.

Fortunately for Michael, and somewhat sadly for celebrity gossip sites:

"Ashley has always been concerned with showing Michael that she would keep their relationship on the down-low and private first and foremost."

Michael has also been linked to Brittny Gastineau and Carrie Prejean of all people in recent years, along with that Caroline "Caz" Pal girl.

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