Phelps to race a shark

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Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps will race a great white shark — and likely lose to it — as a stunt to open this year’s Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.

Discovery Channel released only a few details about the spectacle, “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs Great White,” but Phelps stands to lose big, despite his 23 Olympic gold medals.

Even the fastest human swimmers can only hit 6 miles per hour. Great white sharks, on the other hand, can swim 25 to 35 miles per hour.

They also have 300 razor-sharp teeth. It is unclear if Phelps and the shark will compete in the same tank, but here’s hoping the great white will be well-fed!

66 Responses

  1. I think that this is just an excuse for Phelps to show off his skills. I also think that the shark won’t be trying to race, as it is a shark that probably doesn’t speak English! Imagine how worried his family would be!

  2. I WOULD NEVER DO THAT HE’S CRAZY! Don’t try this at home ANYONE!!! His family are probably really sad and worried.

  3. I Hope he will be ok. Hopefully, The Shark will have something to stop him from biting him or injuring him.

  4. wow so scary and why would he do that HES!!! CRAZY!!! Don’t try this at home peeps C:

  5. He’s really braves I hope he doesn’t get hurt his family must be so worried. I don’t think he is gonna win.

  6. I feel like the shark is not going to be racing its just going to be swimming around.

  7. That would be the most scariest thing he ever done in his life!!
    He’s basically risking his life!

  8. Wow!! This is crazy news. I hope he doesn’t race in the same tank!!! And I hope the shark won’t bite or eat or KILL Phelps.

  9. wow, I really hope they are in a different tank, otherwise he wont win anymore gold medals…….

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