Michael Phelps helps sister Whitney gear up for New York marathon

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Most decorated Olympian Michael Phelps reveals that he is switching his focus to his sister Whitney, who is training for the New York marathon next month.

United States Olympic champion Michael Phelps has revealed that he intends to lend his support to his sister Whitney, who is training to compete in the New York City marathon in November.

The 27-year-old, who retired from swimming after becoming the most decorated Olympian following the London 2012 Games, has claimed that he is 'excited' to show his support to his sibling.

"I know Whitney loves running," velonews.com quotes Phelps as saying. "[Whitney] is a great runner and always has been. She's going to have a great time out there. I'm sure she's going to run fast.

"[My family] helped me get through my career. So being able to help from the outside and see what Whitney's preparing herself for at the marathon up here in New York, it's exciting."

Whitney already has marathon experience following her participation in the Baltimore marathon three years ago.

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