It seems Michael Phelps is tired of racing humans. He’s the most decorated Olympic swimmer ever, Michael Phelps, will take part in Shark Week on The Discovery Channel by doing something that’s never been done before.
In the press release from The Discovery Channel is 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! Produced by Peacock Productions.
When Michael talked about the event during a panel discussion in New York he said, “That one was fun, doing some stuff with Shark Week and for me, sharks are like my no. 1 favorite animal in the world, being able to see them face to face was pretty cool.”
The show will air July 23rd at 7pm central.