Michael Phelps Is Set to Race a Shark

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Move over “Shark Week.”

We’ve all seen from previous Summer Olympic Games, that Michael Phelps is fast in the water, but is he fast enough for his next competitor… a shark?

Well, we’ll all be able to find out the answer on July 23 as a part of “Shark Week” on the Discovery Channel as Phelps sets out to race a great white shark.

In the press release it was stated:

“They are one of the fastest and most efficient predators on the planet: Sharks. He is our greatest champion to ever get in the water: Michael Phelps. 39 world records. 23 Olympic golds. But he has one competition left to win. An event so monumental no one has ever attempted it before. The world’s most decorated athlete takes on the ocean’s most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark – the race is on!”

Check out the schedule for “Shark Week” here, and set your TV to this race, because it’s one that you won’t want to miss. And good luck Phelps, because on the record, sharks swim 10x faster than the average human. (yikes)

Instagram/Photo: @m_phelps00