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Did Michael Phelps Or Great White Win Shark Week Race?

After weeks of anticipation, Michael Phelps faced off with a Great White Shark in Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White!

In the special that aired during Shark Week on the Discovery Channel on Sunday (July 23), the 32-year-old Olympic gold-medalist tested his racing ability against a number of different shark breeds.

However, all of the sharks were virtual version and Michael did not actually swim side-by-side with any sharks, but raced CGI version of sharks based on their swim rates in separate races.

In the first 50-meter race against the reef shark, Michael won with a time 18.7 seconds. When his time was compared to the hammerhead shark, Michael was defeated as the shark finished the race in 15.1 seconds.

For the main event against the Great White Shark, Michael was defeated once again by only two seconds.

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.”

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Michael Phelps & Wife Nicole Are the Cutest Couple at Kids' Choice Sports Awards!

Michael Phelps gives his wife Nicole a cute kiss on the red carpet at the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards on Thursday (July 13) at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles.

The 32-year-old Olympian is being honored at the event with the Legend Award!

Also in attendance at the event were former basketball player Lamar Odom and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn.

Michael was honored at the ESPSYs the night before for the Best Record-Breaking Performance award. “Today is my wife’s birthday and we met here 10 years ago and it’s the most amazing thing in the world. Thank you,” he said during his speech.

FYI: Lindsey is wearing Schutz heels.

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Michael Phelps & Wife Nicole Are One Hot ESPYs 2017 Couple

Michael Phelps suits up in prints while stepping out for the 2017 ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday (July 12) in Los Angeles.

The 32-year-old Olympic swimmer was joined on the carpet by his wife Nicole.

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“Two days ago we celebrated our 10 year anniversary of meeting at the #espys #happybday,” Michael tweeted.

He’s set to race an actual shark for an upcoming Shark Week special called Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White to air on Discover Channel on July 23!

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Derek Jeter, Maria Sharapova & Michael Phelps Step Out for The Players' Tribune Night Out Bash!

Derek Jeter is all smiles as he steps out for a rare night out at The Players’ Tribune Hosts Players’ Night Out 2017 held at The Beverly Hills Hotel on Tuesday (July 11) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 42-year-old retired NY Yankee star was joined at the event by Maria Sharapova, Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, former NBA star Lamar Odom, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Cleveland Cavaliers player Kevin Love and his girlfriend Kate Bock.

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Derek‘s last official appearance was at his ceremony to retire his jersey number with the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium back in May.


FYI: Kate is wearing an alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet dress.

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