Michael Phelps Plans To Race A Great White Shark

The Olympic Hero Will Compete On Discovery’s ‘Shark Week’

Discovery has been regurgitating their popular ‘Shark Week’ now for over two decades. And as you can imagine, one can only re-run an episode about what sharks like to eat so many times.

So what’s a TV network to do when they need new content? Bring in an Olympic hero.

And that’s exactly what they did, because multiple gold medal winner Michael Phelps will be racing a great white shark in a special entitled Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White.

Details on the race are still a little scarce, but Entertainment Weekly did drop this gem::

“They are one of the fastest and most efficient predators on the planet: Sharks,” the description, reads. “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 Vs Shark – The race is on!”

I was able to do something that I had always wanted to do. Be in a cage and dive with great White sharks 🦈!! #bucketlist

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Phelps vs. Shark premieres July 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. You know, assuming he’s not fish food.

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