Olympic legend Michael Phelps will race a great white shark as part of Shark Week on July 23:
Per BleacherReport.com, “….great whites (sharks) cruise the ocean at approximately 5 mph, but can reach north of 25 mph if they’re in attack-mode.Their swimming speed is 10 times faster than the typical human swimmer…”
Granted, Michael Phelps, is hardly an ‘average swimmer,’ with some 39 world records. 23 Olympic gold medals to his name.
“Phelps….near the height of his powers, was clocked at 6 mph by ESPN.com. The distance and the shark’s state of mind will certainly play a role in the race.”
No word on where – or if the ‘competition’ will be in a pool somewhere, or out in the open ocean.
Will you watch???