Michael Phelps cleans up at ESPYs

July 16, 2009 3:34:26 AM PDT
Michael Phelps has won a leading five ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, ending the five-year reign of Tiger Woods, who earned his record 22nd trophy. [SPORTS BLOG: Read the latest from the Eyewitness Sports team]

The 14-time Olympic gold medalist has also collected trophies Wednesday night for record-breaking performance, championship performance, and male Olympian while sharing the best moment award as part of the victorious 400-meter freestyle swimming relay at the Beijing Games.

Phelps won a record eight gold medals in Beijing, breaking Mark Spitz's 36-year-old record of seven golds in a single games.

Olympic all-around gymnastics champion Nastia Liukin has won female athlete of the year.

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