Lezak runs down French to win relay gold for U.S.
EXCERPT: ESPN – Phelps set an American record leading off, 47.51. But it was Lezak’s anchor that everyone will remember. He got down and back in a staggering 46.06, the fastest relay leg in history though it doesn’t count as an official record.
“A fingertip did the victory,” said Amaury Leveaux, one of the French swimmers. “It is nothing.”
Lezak looked at the scoreboard, then leaped out of the water with an emphatic fist pump.
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