Millions of people around the world have been tuning in for years to watch Michael Phelps race in the Olympics – and Phelps, as one of the world's greatest athletes, will now be competing against one of the world's greatest predators for Shark Week.
Discovery Channel's Shark Week is an annual TV event that is extremely popular, and Phelps' race will likely be one of its most popular programs. Although Phelps announced his retirement after receiving a record-breaking 23 Olympic gold medals over the years, his goal to race a great white shark will likely be his most challenging and anticipated race to date.
This publicity stunt between the Discovery Channel and Michael Phelps has not been attempted before, but who better to be chosen to race a great white shark than a man who has broken 39 world records over the course of his career.
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