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Olympic legend Michael Phelps will race a great white shark as part of Shark Week on July 23:

Whaaaa????

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…”

 

 

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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???