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Yeah, Kris Humphries Used To Beat Michael Phelps At Swimming

Turns out Kris Humphries coulda been a contender.

Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps are known as the two most dominant forces in men's swimming history.

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Ryan has an insane 12 Olympic medals and Michael an even more insane 28 medals.

But if you can believe it, there once was a human being who could beat not only Ryan but Michael as well. And that person was...


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That's right, the basketball player/ex-husband of Kim Kardashian West was a swimmer in his ~youth~ and at one point was beating Michael and Ryan in like a trillion events.

Yep, Kris Humphries was smoking Michael and Ryan back when they were like, 10 years old.

The 50-meter free and 100-meter freestyle events? He beat them.

The 50-meter butterfly? Bye, Michael.

The 50-meter backstroke? Both of them, gone.

And according to, Kris also had the fastest times in the 50-meter breaststroke and the 200-meter individual medley.

Kris told People that he stopped swimming because he got "burnt out":

I was so good at a young age that I got a little burnt out, I also grew up in the Michael Jordan era ... for me, I watched [basketball] and saw it as a challenge. It's hard to stay focused on something when you have a ton of success at a young age, so I picked up basketball a little later and rolled with that.

So basically, there's a chance Kris could've been the most decorated swimmer in Olympic history.

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