Michael Phelps moves on from racing mere humans, takes on great white for 'Shark Week'

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Having already conquered the Olympics and the swimming pool,looks like retired competitive swimmer Michael Phelps is moving beyond mere humans and intothe open water.

The all-time Olympic gold medal champion will be participating in Discovery Channel's ever-popular Shark Week programming, including a show titled "Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White."

Discovery Channel called it"an event so monumental that no one has ever attempted it before … the world's most decorated athlete takes on the ocean's most efficient predator…the race is on!"

Earlier this month, Phelps tweeted out this photo of a great white:

Though how the 23-time Olympic gold medalist is actually going to swim against this great white set of jaws remains unclear.

Live every week like it's Shark Week.


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