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Check out Ryan Lochte’s birthday cake in Las Vegas

Ryan Lochte

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) U.S. Olympian Ryan Lochte is interviewed by radio host Ellen K in the Elvis Duran Broadcast Room during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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Ryan Lochte couldn’t fully celebrate his 29th birthday on Aug. 3, what with the 100-meter butterfly final to swim at the World Championships, but he made sure to party belatedly since returning to the U.S.

First, he made appearances in Connecticut.

But it really got going this week in Las Vegas, where Lochte a) challenged Shaquille O’Neal to a swimming contest (something Michael Phelps has done) and b) took a bite out of one of the coolest birthday cakes you’ll see.

The cake was well dressed, of course, and included a hashtag and Lochte’s Twitter handle. The adorning medal looked similar to those of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

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