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Michael Phelps Goes To Shark School, Races Great White

Great White, which seems about right for how ridiculous this is.Harry Marshall and Lucy Meadows are executive producers for Icon, with Lisa Bosak Lucas and John Hoffman in the same role for Discovery.Baltimore’s own will start and end Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. I’m proud that Icon Films is one of the tried and trusted indies regularly delivering these shows.Here is the breathless blurb about the cable channel’s “Great Gold vs”.The race will air Sunday, July 23.Just five days ago, Olympic swimmer and heralded American Michael Phelps posted the following picture to his Instagram profile.Michael Phelps has established himself as the greatest swimmer in human history.According to an official statement recently released by The Discovery Channel, the perennial gold medal victor will be participating in the one-of-a-kind event as part of the infamous “Shark Week”. “But he has one competition left to win”, a news release from the network reads. Like, I presume there’s no way Phelps can die? Other programs include Shark-Croc Showdown, Devil Sharks, and Alien Sharks: Stranger Fins.If that weren’t enough excitement, Phelps will also learn “how to stay calm when a hammerhead swims two feet above his face”, according to Discovery. How close will Phelps be to the shark? How will the shark even know it’s racing?Great white sharks can reach speeds of up to 25 mph, but typically swim at about 5 mph, Bleacher Report noted, adding that Phelps was clocked at 6 mph.