Michael Phelps To Race A Great White Shark During ‘Shark Week’
In an Olympic pool, nobody can touch Michael Phelps’ blistering speed. His super-human abilities allowed him to win 23 gold medals in the Olympics. But Michael Phelps is about to face his match. He will race a great white shark. The race will be part of the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week next month.
Here is the press release from the Discovery Channel:
“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!”
Phelps was scouting out the competition last weekend when he went cage diving with some great whites. He captioned the Instagram photo: “I was able to do something that I had always wanted to do. Be in a cage and dive with great White sharks.”