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Michael Phelps Is Going To Race A Literal Shark For This Year's 'Shark Week'

By Mustafa Gatollari

Michael Phelps is one of the fastest human beings in water, and he's got a record-holding 28 Olympic medals to prove it. He's pretty much dominated in the water every time he's stepped up to the gate. He's arguably one of the greatest athletes of our time -- maybe even of ALL time.

So when it comes to proving himself against other human beings, it's understandable if Phelps has a "been-there-done-that" attitude. Even in his most recent Olympics many thought he would have lost a bit with age but Phelps proved again that if waters involved, he's going to reign supreme. 

Which is probably why he's decided to race a shark. Yes, an actual shark.