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Behold swimming superstar Michael Phelps in the Speedo LZR swimsuit: He resembles a merman, all slick and shark-colored, his body fully corseted in what the manufacturer describes as "the world's lightest, most powerful and water repellent swim fabric."

Speedo says the suit reduces the water's drag against swimmers by up to 10 percent, and increases "oxygen efficiency" by 5 percent (compared to previous suits).

The claims seem true: In races all over the world, swimmers wearing the LZR have been smashing speed records.



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