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Michael Phelps Is Gonna Race An Actual Fucking Shark For Shark Week

It's a shark vs. the GOAT.

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This is Michael Phelps. He's won 23 Olympic gold medals.

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And this is a great white shark. Sharks, as a species, have won zero Olympic medals.

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And yet, in just a few short weeks, Phelps and a shark are ACTUALLY GONNA RACE! And lemme tell ya, the trailer for the face-off is VERY dramatic:

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The televised event, called Phelps Vs. Shark: The Battle For Ocean Supremacy, is happening as part of Discovery's annual, much anticipated Shark Week.

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It isn't clear exactly how Phelps is gonna race a great white shark without getting, like, eaten alive. But that's all part of the fun!!!

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And as USA Today points out, the average great white can actually swim almost five times faster than Phelps — so the race will probably be over pretty fast.

You can catch Phelps Vs. Shark on July 23rd. In the meantime, you'll just have to heed the wise words of Tracy Jordan:

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