FACT FOOD #429

Mark Spitz, an Olympic swimming legend, at age 41 attempted to make a comeback in order to qualify for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, after film maker Bud Greenspan had offered to pay him a million dollars if he succeeded in qualifying. Filmed by Greenspan’s cameras, Spitz failed to beat the qualifying limit. In total, he has won nine Olympic gold medals, included seven gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympics.