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    Great Gold vs Great White: Legendary Swimmer Michael Phelps Takes on Shark

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    During Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, Phelps participated in a special event attempting to race against one of the fastest and most efficient predators on the planet – the Great White shark.

    The epic race was filmed off Mossel Bay, South Africa, and broadcast on TV July 23. Phelps was wearing a swimsuit resembling shark skin to help him cut through the water faster and a fin similar to that of a shark's.

    To the disappointment of viewers, the Olympic legend wasn't actually racing a real shark; instead, he was battling for ocean supremacy with a computer simulation. Moreover, he lost the 100-meter race by two seconds to the computer-simulated fish.

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