Mere Mortal asked in SportsOlympics · 1 decade ago

What is Michael Phelps listening to on his iPod before the start of each race?

Update:

M.C.L.,

Thank You, however, I asked "What" not "Why".

;-)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    To get into his game or 'the zone.'

    Edit: Ah whoops, my bad.

    He is listening to "Till I Collapse" and "Young Jeezy."

    "Michael Phelps was listening to Eminem's "Till I Collapse" on his ever-present iPod to help him focus....he has said in his own website that he was listening to Young Jeezy at the World Championships in Melbourne."

    Other possibilities:

    "# "The Inspiration (Follow Me)"

    # "Soul Survivor"

    # "Tear It Up"

    # "Let's Get It / Sky's the Limit"

    # "Get Ya Mind Right"

    # "I Love It"

    # "Go Getta"

    # "Thug Motivation 101"

    # "And Then What""

    http://blogs.courant.com/roger_catlin_tv_eye/2008/...

  • 1 decade ago

    Phelps listens to hip hop and rap to help him get focused before a race, downloading tracks on his MP3 player. Among his favourites is American rapper Young Jeezy. (Compiled by Nigel Hunt, Editing by Keith Weir)

    Source(s): reuters.com
  • 1 decade ago

    Till I Collapse by Eminem

  • 1 decade ago

    Before most races, he is listening to 'Till I Collapse by Eminem.

    Source(s): (local paper here in Michigan (he lives in Ann Arbor) did interview with him just before he left )
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  • Zoney
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    He said in an interview that he was listening to Jibbs. He likes rap music

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Rap music

    I heard the commentator said that before one of his swims.

  • 1 decade ago

    he listens to lil wayne "I'm Me" he said it on The Today Show

  • MIgal
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I read somewhere that he listens to Jay-Z. Smart guy!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Rap music, he loves rap music.

  • 1 decade ago

    two words: gangsta hymns. For real

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