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Michael Phelps On His Great White Shark Race: 'They Were Pretty Massive'

Michael Phelps On His Great White Shark Race: 'They Were Pretty Massive'

Michael Phelps shares a big laugh with host Jimmy Fallon while making an appearance on The Tonight Show on Thursday (July 20) in New York City.

The 32-year-old Olympian geeked out over his love of sharks and reveals just how close he was willing to get to his favorite animals to race it for Shark Week’s Phelps Vs Shark: Great Gold Vs Great White.

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The following day, Michael stopped by Good Morning America to dish all about the “intense” race for the Shark Week special.

“When we were in the cage, as soon as I first got in, I felt both sides of the cage kind of moving back and forth, and I was like ‘Oh my gosh, we’re really getting bit, the cage is shaking,’” Michael said. “They didn’t look that big underwater. I guess now seeing the video, they were pretty massive sharks. I had one, like I was saying, literally come right up to my nose, and it was crazy.”

Click inside to watch Michael Phelps appearance on The Tonight Show…


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