Michael Phelps Wanted to Race a Shark Without a Cage
The Olympic Gold medalist details his upcoming race against one of the planet's top predators.
The most decorated Olympian of all time was willing to risk life and limb to beat a great white shark to the finish line on Discovery Channel’s upcoming special, “Shark Week’s Phelps Vs. Shark: Great Gold Vs. Great White.”
“I told my wife I wanted to do it without a cage, and she said “Well, we have a family,” Michael Phelps told Jimmy Fallon. “I don’t know if that’s really going to fly.”
Phelps, who can swim up to six miles-per-hour, used a “monofin” during the ocean race to help him move more like one of the world’s top predators. The special airs on on Sunday, July 23 at 8 p.m.
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