Michael Phelps to race a shark!
This is probably the craziest celeb news you’ll read in 2017. It’s happening however insane as it sounds.
Apparently, the 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps had grown tired of racing humans and beating them on after the other and will instead race a great white shark, which has won zero Olympic medals. The race, which will air on July 23 for Discovery’s Shark Week, now has a super dramatic trailer with an appropriately intense name: Phelps Vs. Shark: The Battle for Ocean Supremacy.
Discovery Channel billed it as “an event so monumental that no one has ever attempted it before” and added that “the world’s most decorated athlete takes on the ocean’s most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark — the race is on!”
It’s not yet revealed how Phelps, who turns 32 later this month, is going to race this shark without getting eaten alive! But he can wear a full-body swimsuit and, apparently, flippers. Because sharks are a lot faster than the world’s greatest-ever swimmer.
This is all so nutsy. Watch it July 23.
Of course, Phelps-related programming makes up just a small portion of “Shark Week.” Here are some titles to which viewers have to look forward:
- “Shark-Croc Showdown”
- “Alien Sharks: Stranger Fins”
- “Sharks and the City”
- “Lair of the Sawfish”