Michael Phelps is the most decorated athlete in U.S. history and has shown time and time again that he is capable of dominating the Olympics.
With 23 gold medals under his belt, Phelps is set to take on his biggest challenge yet, a shark.
In order to promote Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week,” Phelps will race a shark.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 16, 2017
— Discovery (@Discovery) June 16, 2017
“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,” the statement teased.
“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,” Discovery concluded.
Conservative Tribune reports:
NBCSports reported the race has been dubbed “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White” and will open “Shark Week” programming on July 23 at 8 p.m. Eastern.
Discovery will wrap up the week with “Shark School with Michael Phelps” on July 30 at 8 p.m. Eastern, in which Phelps will dive with hammerheads.
One question remains, can he win? More than likely not, but it should still be an amazing event to watch.
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