That's right, when you beat 39 world records and win 23 Olympic gold medals, apparently there's only one thing left to do: race the one of the world's most terrifying predators in the water. Judging by the Discovery Channel's announcement heralding its annual Shark Week television event, Michael Phelps will do just that, in a special called “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White.”
The special is scheduled for Saturday, July 23, at 8pm EST. Here's the blurb provided by Discovery Channel, and it's light on specifics but heavy in intensity (emphasis ours):
They are one of the fastest and most efficient predators on the planet: Sharks. He is our greatest champion to ever get in the water: Michael Phelps. 39 world records. 23 Olympic golds. But he has one competition left to win. An event so monumental no one has ever attempted it before. The world’s most decorated athlete takes on the ocean’s most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark – the race is on! Produced by Peacock Productions.