MICHAEL PHELPS has dominated every human he's raced against, so now he's taking on another SPECIES. He's racing a GREAT WHITE SHARK for Discovery Channel's 'Shark Week.'
The press release calls it "Great Gold vs. Great White" . . . and says, quote, "[Sharks] are one of the fastest and most efficient predators on the planet. [Michael Phelps] is our greatest champion to ever get in the water . . .
"But he has one competition left to win. An event so monumental no one has ever attempted it before. Phelps v. Shark . . . the race is on!"
So, will Michael and the shark be swimming side-by-side, separated only by a floating lane marker? Probably not.
There aren't any details on HOW the race will be set up . . . so we don't know if they'll be swimming in the same place, let alone at the same TIME. Maybe it'll be lame, and Michael will just time himself against a shark's average speed.
The "race" might have just filmed in South Africa. Last week, Michael posted a photo of a shark, and captioned it, quote, "I was able to do something that I had always wanted to do. Be in a cage and dive with Great White sharks."
The race will air on Sunday, July 23rd, which is also the first day of Shark Week.