Sport Michael Phelps is going to race a shark. Seriously.

22:11  16 june  2017
22:11  16 june  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

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Yes, according to the Discovery Channel, so this year they're pitting Michael Phelps in a race against a great white shark . Here's the release Seriously , What Is Going On With DeMario Jackson's Twitter?

Twenty-three Olympic gold medals aren't going to protect you from a shark , Michael Phelps . As part of Discovery Channel's Shark Week, during its kick off on July 23, Phelps will apparently race a great white shark .

  Michael Phelps is going to race a shark. Seriously. © Getty Images When you've won 23 gold medal's there's really nothing left to do but race a shark.

The Discovery Channel announced Friday that Olympian Michael Phelps will take on the dangerous animal during the network's very popular, Shark Week.

There aren't many specifics yet, but here's the information from a release sent by Discovery:

"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."

What kind of shark will it be? How close will Phelps be to the shark? Will the shark be in a Speedo? So many questions still need to be answered about this monumental event.

The race will air on Sunday, July 23 at 8 p.m., ET.

This article was originally published on SI.com

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You might want a bigger boat, but you probably don't need better odds.The confirmed return of great white sharks to Cape Cod has rattled some boaters and beachgoers. Yet the chances of an encounter involving a human are infinitesimally small, and the likelihood of an attack resulting in serious injury or death is smaller still.

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