Michael Phelps loses Discovery's 'Shark Week' race against great white shark
UPI News Service, 07/24/2017
Michael Phelps lost to a great white shark in a 100-meter race Sunday during Discovery Channel's kick off of Shark Week.
In "Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White," the 23-time Olympic gold medalist was given a 1-millimeter-thick bodysuit that mimics the skin of a great white shark along with a monofin in order to even the playing field.
Phelps' top speed is listed as 5 mph while a great white can swim up to 25 mph.
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