On June 30, 2012, the Chicago Tribune wrote this:
"Her comeback over, Evans leaves with a record unbroken and an indelible link to Olympic history
OMAHA — We met for the first time for an interview at her home in California before the 1988 Olympics. Janet Evans was a bubbly 16-year old, and I was a month from becoming a father, a year older then than she is now.
You keep your distance in this business, fearful of getting too close to a subject lest the day come when there is going to be a negative story, and you can’t find the emotional detachment to write it properly. Over time, that gap between Janet and me shrank, maybe because from the day my son was born, Janet’s father, Paul, always would ask how he was doing. And when Janet got a little older, so would she."
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On June 5, 2012, the Orange County Register wrote this:
"A few minutes past 4:30 a.m. on a recent weekday, Janet Evans sleepily raced her BMW through a light rain, north up Pacific Coast Highway, her personal comeback trail cutting through the darkness.
In a way, the journey Evans makes five mornings a week from her home in Laguna Beach to the pool at Golden West College in Huntington Beach is similar to most of her career – an empty lane in front of her, nobody in sight as she churns through uncharted waters."
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On August 25, 2011, Sports Illustrated wrote this:
"She was instantly recognizable: slight 5-foot, 6-inch build, freestyle stroke like a windmill, uncanny ability to take down swimmers much larger than she."
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On June 10, 2011, The Associated Press wrote this:
"Janet Evans was perfectly content to walk away from swimming after the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. She had her gold medals, her world records. She was burned out and ready to move on."
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