Decorated Olympian Michael Phelps helped kick off the Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” over the weekend… by racing a great white shark.
Unfortunately, Phelps didn’t race the shark side-by-side — come on guys, that’s f*cking dangerous!! Would you do that?
Instead, they timed a great white and then timed Phelps at the same distance, before super imposing a great white alongside him to make the video look a bit more dramatic. In the end, Phelps swam the 100 meters in 38.1 seconds, while the shark did the same length in 36.1 seconds, beating Phelps by two seconds.
The shark won, but damn, PHELPS IS FAST!!