Movember 2011: Mark Spitz

U.S. Swimmer Mark Spitz, of Carmichael, Cal. at the Olympic Pool in Munich. He would win the 200-metre butterfly final at the Olympic Games

It’s Movember, time when men across the world attempt to grow some facial fluff to raise money for prostate and testicular cancers.

To mark Movember we pay tribute to the best moustache ever in swimming, Mark Spitz’s (see right).

Spitz , the best swimmer of his generation won 7 gold medals in the 1972 Munich Olympics – a record number until Michael Phelps scooped eight at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Sadly, it seems Spitz has now ditched the ‘tache, though the 51 year old looks pretty good for his age. You can check out his website here.

Mark Spitz, bottom, surges ahead of Great Britain’s Brian Brinkley to win the fourth heat of the 200-meter butterfly event in the Olympic games swimming competitions in Munich, West Germany.

And here he is now……