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Bob Bowman: Michael Phelps ‘trains with the guys,’ ‘doing sessions’ to stay in shape

Oct 18, 2013, 10:34 PM EDT

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Don’t call it a comeback, but Michael Phelps‘ longtime coach offered an update in a question-and-answer published Friday.

In Baltimore, Agence France-Presse became the latest outlet to ask Bob Bowman if we can expect the most decorated Olympian of all time to come back. In asking Bowman, AFP reported “he’s often seen here at the pool.”

Bowman’s answer:

“He trains with the guys every now and then to stay in shape. He took a year off from fitness and he felt he was out of shape, so over the last, I don’t know, six weeks he’s been coming back and doing sessions. I don’t know if that translates into a comeback. I think when you see him at a meet, then you would know he is coming back.”

Phelps has been in Shanghai with Under Armour, which opened a store in the Chinese city Friday. He attended a Lakers-Warriors preseason game Friday.

In a TV interview published this week, Phelps said, “I have said nothing about a comeback. It’s everybody else opening their mouths.”

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