Michael Phelps' latest challenge: 'Shark Week'

Discovery Channel's list of "Shark Week" programming next month includes a July 23 show titled "Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White."

Published: 17th June 2017 07:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2017 08:12 AM   |  A+A-

Michael Phelps, winner of 23 Olympic gold medals | AP

By Associated Press

"Shark Week" has a new star attraction: Michael Phelps.

Discovery Channel's list of "Shark Week" programming next month includes a July 23 show titled "Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White." Discovery Channel billed it as "an event so monumental that no one has ever attempted it before" and added that "the world's most decorated athlete takes on the ocean's most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark — the race is on!"

Whether that means the winner of 23 Olympic gold medals is actually racing a shark remains uncertain. The release announcing this event didn't offer many details or specifics aside from saying that Phelps "has one competition left to win."

Discovery Channel officials didn't immediately respond to a message seeking additional information.

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