Michael Phelps races shark for Discovery’s “Shark Week”.

Olympian takes on his biggest challenge yet, racing a great white shark.

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Michael Phelps races shark for Discovery’s “Shark Week”.

courtesy of discovery channel

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Jared McFaline, writer and narrator

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Listen as Jared McFaline describes the upcoming shark week event with Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps and the Great White.

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“Shark Week” has a new star attraction: Michael Phelps. Discovery Channel’s list of “Shark Week” programming next month includes a July 23 show titled “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White.” Discovery advertising the event as  “the world’s most decorated athlete takes on the ocean’s most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark — the race is on!” Whether that means the winner of 23 Olympic gold medals is actually racing a shark remains uncertain.