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Michael Phelps to Race Great White Shark: 'I Got In & Did My Best'

As you may know, Michael Phelps, one of the most celebrated swimmers of all time, will be racing a Great White Shark for Shark Week in a special titled, Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White.

“I was like, ‘Yeah, sure, why not? Let’s see who would win a race.’ It’s hard for me to race something that has the speed that they have, and how fast they can turn on a dime is something that’s truly incredible, especially with the size of these animals. I got in and did my best, and you guys are going to have to see what the outcome is. But I think it’s just interesting more for me to learn and to teach people about what sharks can do, and learn what to do and what not to do around sharks,” Michael told EW. “The only thing I can say is we weren’t in a pool. We were in open water. We were very safe. We had about 15 safety divers around. For me, the biggest thing was just trying to stay warm; that was something that was extremely challenging, just because the water is 55 degrees. It’s something that a shark can survive in, and a human really can’t survive in water like that.”

The race will air on July 23, 8 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery!

Michael Phelps Shares Adorable Family Photo Over Fourth of July Weekend

Michael Phelps shared the cutest family photo over the July 4th weekend!

“Family fun day on the boat!!! #familytime,” the 32-year-old Olympic gold medalist captioned the photo of him, his wife Nicole, and their son Boomer, almost 14 months on his personal Instagram account.

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Michael just celebrated his 32nd birthday on June 30 – happy belated birthday! We hope he had a wonderful time with his family and friends.

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Michael Phelps Might Race a Great White For Shark Week

Michael Phelps is arguably the fastest swimmer in the world, but can he beat a shark?

The 31-year-old Olympic swimmer is rumored to be racing a Great White Shark for Discovery Channel’s upcoming “Shark Week” this summer.

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According to the Los Angeles Times, the network is teasing something called Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White.

Here’s the description: “They are one of the fastest and most efficient predators on the planet: Sharks. He is our greatest champion to ever get in the water: Michael Phelps. 39 world records. 23 Olympic golds. But he has one competition left to win. An event so monumental no one has ever attempted it before. The world’s most decorated athlete takes on the ocean’s most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark – the race is on!”

The episode is scheduled to air on Sunday, July 23 at 8 p.m. on Discovery.

Michael Phelps Takes on Dwayne Johnson in 'Baywatch' Challenge - Watch Now!

Dwayne Johnson is testing Michael Phelps to see if he can handle the Baywatch life!

In a new promo for the upcoming movie, the 45-year-old actor challenged the 28 time Olympic medalist to some Baywatch related tasks.

Dwayne sees how long Michael can hold his breath, if he can blow up an inflatable whale and how well he does on a swim test.

“Ladies and gentlemen the most decorated OLYMPIAN of all time, Mr. 23 Gold Medals and now NEWEST member of #BAYWATCH”. The GOAT @m_phelps00…We’re the (dysfunctional) Avengers of the beach. We are…#BAYWATCH #WhoNeedsMouthToMouth?” Dwayne wrote on his Instagram.

Check out the entire video below…

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Michael Phelps' Starbucks Barista Did Something Amazing

Michael Phelps and his wife Nicole look so happy and cute together at the Lakers vs Clippers game at the Staples Center on Tuesday (March 21) in Los Angeles.

Earlier in the day, Michael took to Instagram to post an amazing photo of the cups he got at Starbucks.

“Interesting names on our Starbucks cups today 😁🙊made us all laugh #hiltonvillage,” Michael posted on Instagram, with three cups that said “The GOAT,” “Wife of GOAT,” and “Friend of GOAT.”

If you didn’t know, in the sports world, “GOAT” means “Greatest of All Time!”

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