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Phelps on 12,000 calories?

So the following article states Phelps consumes 12,000 calories a day.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2008/aug/14/michaelphelps.swimming1

I mean, really, I don’t think it’s satire.

I know Phelps lives to train, but 12k, I don’t even know how.