Beijing Men’s Swimming 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Video

In the swimming events, the Beijing Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay was one of the most exciting relays. USA beat France 3:08.24 to 3:08.32. With all the lead changes, it was too close to call. Personally, I would have put Michael Phelps anchor to out psyche the opponents.

YouTube and NBC are quickly yanking off copyrighted videos as fast as they are posted. Here’s an analysis from YouTube:

But first, a bit of history:

Athens 2004 Men’s Swimming 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Video

From YouTube:

UPDATE: Sorry, the video is no longer on YouTube.

Sydney 2000 Beijing Men’s Swimming 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Video

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All these races are exciting. Heck, all RELAYS are exciting, no matter the age or sport. Even in the Winter Olympics!

Which one is YOUR favorite race? (Patriotic feelings set aside)