Australian swimming star James Magnussen has been offered a challenge by Aron D’Souza, the founder of the Enhanced Games, to start a program of performance-enhancing supplements in order to break the 50m world record and win $1.5m. The event’s timing has not yet been confirmed, but D’Souza has guaranteed the prize money.
Magnussen, who retired from swimming in 2019 having won Olympic and world championship medals, expressed his interest in the concept and acknowledged that there are performance enhancements being used internationally. He emphasized the need for a level playing field and the potential for pursuing the world record for the right price.
D’Souza stated that athletes like Magnussen deserve millions for their extraordinary feats and that the Enhanced Games is willing to provide such rewards. Magnussen intends to approach the supplement program with the right team behind him, getting expert advice and documenting the process through videos to show how it can be done safely and properly.